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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 9 June 2020

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Questions (18)

Seán Haughey


18. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 21 of 27 May 2020, if he will provide more specific details on the legislative measures that will be required for the end of the Brexit transition period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9860/20]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

As part of the Government's ongoing Brexit readiness work, Government Departments have indicated the potential need for further legislation to be in force at the end of the transition period.

Based on this analysis, the Government decided, at its meeting of 28 May, to approve the development of a scheme of a new Brexit Omnibus Bill. This work will now be brought forward across the relevant Government Departments and a draft scheme will be brought to Government for approval in due course. While work is now underway with Departments to determine the particular scope of the new Scheme, it is expected that many of its elements will draw to a large extent on legislation prepared in 2019 to address issues arising in the event the UK and EU failed to conclude a Withdrawal Agreement under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.