I posted a few days ago, with a link to the Notification of Withdrawal Bill. This Bill passed its Second Reading last night, and the next stage is for it to be debated in Committee. Under the UK system, substantive amendments may only be introduced at Second Reading, so this step is now concluded.
Here is the White Paper, just published, it sets out detail to be debated in the Notification of Withdrawal Bill committee stage, and also ‘underpins the whole Exit process’.
The DExEU Secretary also confirmed in his statement in the House of Commons a few moments ago, that a second White Paper would be issued to accompany the Great Repeal Bill (if readers remember, the Great Repeal Bill will revoke the legislation that ties UK Legislation to EU Law and at the same time it will ‘implement all EU Law at that time into UK Law’ ‘effectively bringing UK Law into line in all areas wth EU Law). Neither the Great Repeal Bill nor its proposed White Paper are yet issued. This first White Paper makes it clear there will be additional Bills on Immigration and Customs (for example, the White Paper does not say these will be the only Bills, plus substantive Statutory Instruments enacted under the Great Repeal Bill, which will also be subject to Parliamentary oversight.
I will update this Blog post online with key elements of this first White Paper, items I am looking for are:
(1) how exiting Euratom will be dealt with,
(2) how the status of EU nationals living in this country, and yet to come to this country, will be dealt with,
(3) how replacement of regulators, customs processes, conformity assessment procedure, will be dealt with.
These post updates will be to this Blog online, and not reissued by Blog post email, so please check online for these updates to the Blog post.
Further Blog posts will be issued as the Exit process is progressed.