1.In its letter to the Department of Education of 21 November 2018, the Joint Select Committee requested a memorandum on the following point:
Is it intended that this instrument comes in to force at 11pm on 29 March 2019 even if the definition of exit day is amended in accordance with section 20(4) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018?
2.This memorandum has been prepared by the Department of Education.
3.If the definition of exit day is amended the intention is that these regulations should come into force on that day and not at 11pm on 29 March 2019. We acknowledge that the regulations as drafted do not provide for that eventuality and we will look for a suitable opportunity to amend the regulations accordingly.
4.We hope this addresses your query.
Department for Education
27 November 2018
Published: 7 December 2018