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S5W-13440: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what analysis has been conducted with respect to the time required to enact secondary legislation in each ministerial portfolio to ensure that Scottish legislation is fit for purpose after the UK withdraws from the EU.

Answered by: Michael Russell 21 December 2017

The Scottish Government has been working to identify the legislative consequences for devolved legislation of the UK withdrawal from the EU. This exercise will identify issues in devolved legislation that will need to be fixed, either in time for UK withdrawal from the EU, or after withdrawal. We are working at official level with Scottish Parliament officials to ensure that we share as much information as we have about the scale and programme of Scottish Statutory Instruments and UK statutory instruments required, including the timetabling of such secondary legislation.