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Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Act 2018

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This act was repealed in November 2018.

The act is intended to preserve EU law covering subjects devolved to Wales on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Further, it will enable the Welsh Ministers to ensure that legislation covering these subjects works effectively after the UK leaves the EU and the European Communities Act 1972 is repealed by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

The act will also enable the Welsh Ministers to legislate to maintain regulatory alignment with the EU in order to facilitate continued access to the EU market for Welsh businesses.

Finally, the act creates a default position in law so that unless the UK Parliament legislates to the contrary, Ministers of the Crown will have to obtain the consent of the Welsh Ministers before making subordinate legislation within the scope of EU law and within devolved competence..

Further information about the act is available at the National Assembly for Wales (external link).

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