Fortieth Report Contents

Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments about which no recommendation to upgrade is made

Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

1.The Department for International Trade has laid the Cat and Dog Fur (Control of Import, Export and Placing on the Market) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 as a Proposed Negative instrument. The effect is to maintain the existing prohibition under EU legislation on the import, export and placing on the market in the UK of cat and dog fur, as well as the criminal penalties currently in force for any breach of the prohibition, after the UK leaves the EU. Among other things, the Regulations confer a power on the Secretary of State to make regulations (by negative resolution procedure) to maintain existing derogations from the prohibition for educational and taxidermy purposes. While, in line with the Committee’s remit, we do not express a definitive view on the issue, it is arguable that the effect of conferring a regulation power on the Secretary of State is to trigger the requirement under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 for the affirmative resolution procedure to apply.

Cultural Tests (Films, Television Programmes and Video Games) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Electricity (Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Friendly Societies (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Public Lending Right Scheme 1982 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Return of Cultural Objects (Revocation) Regulations 2018

Seal Products (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

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