European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (HL Bill 102)

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Exiting the European Union, are published separately as HL Bill 79—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Lord Callanan has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill are compatible with the Convention rights.

Contents

  1. Repeal of the ECA

    1. 1. Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972

  2. Retention of existing EU law

    1. 2. Saving for EU-derived domestic legislation

    2. 3. Incorporation of direct EU legislation

    3. 4. Enhanced protection for certain areas of EU law

    4. 5. Saving for rights etc. under section 2(1) of the ECA

    5. 6. Exceptions to savings and incorporation

    6. 7. Interpretation of retained EU law

    7. 8. Status of retained EU law

  3. Main powers in connection with withdrawal

    1. 9. Dealing with deficiencies arising from withdrawal

    2. 10. Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the European
      Union

    3. 11. Implementing the withdrawal agreement

    4. 12. Maintenance of refugee family unity within Europe

  4. Devolution

    1. 13. Continuation of North-South co-operation and the prevention of new border
      arrangements

    2. 14. Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities

    3. 15. Retaining EU restrictions in devolution legislation etc.

  5. Financial and other matters

    1. 16. Financial provision

    2. 17. Publication and rules of evidence

  6. General and final provision

    1. 18. Future interaction with the law and agencies of the EU

    2. 19. Interpretation

    3. 20. Index of defined expressions

    4. 21. Regulations

    5. 22. Consequential and transitional provision

    6. 23. Extent

    7. 24. Commencement and short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Further provision about exceptions to savings and
      incorporation

    2. Schedule 2

      Corresponding powers involving devolved authorities

      1. Part 1

        Dealing with deficiencies arising from withdrawal

      2. Part 2

        Implementing the withdrawal agreement

    3. Schedule 3

      Further amendments of devolution legislation

      1. Part 1

        Corresponding provision in relation to executive competence

      2. Part 2

        Reports in connection with retained EU law restrictions

      3. Part 3

        Other amendments of devolution legislation

    4. Schedule 4

      Powers in connection with fees and charges

      1. Part 1

        Charging in connection with certain new functions

      2. Part 2

        Modifying pre-exit fees or charges

    5. Schedule 5

      Publication and rules of evidence

      1. Part 1

        Publication of retained direct EU legislation etc.

      2. Part 2

        Rules of evidence

    6. Schedule 6

      Instruments which are exempt EU instruments

    7. Schedule 7

      Regulations

      1. Part 1

        Scrutiny of powers to deal with deficiencies

      2. Part 2

        Scrutiny of other powers under Act

      3. Part 3

        General provision about powers under Act

    8. Schedule 8

      Consequential, transitional, transitory and saving provision

      1. Part 1

        General consequential provision

      2. Part 2

        Specific consequential provision

      3. Part 3

        General transitional, transitory or saving provision

      4. Part 4

        Specific transitional, transitory and saving provision

    9. Schedule 9

      Additional repeals