Julie James, Leader of the House and Chief Whip
The Ionising Radiation (Basic safety Standards)(Miscellaneous Provisions)(Amendment)(EU Exit) Regulations 2018<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The [retained EU] Law which is being amended
The Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018
Any impact the SI may have on the Assembly’s legislative competence and/or the Welsh Ministers’ executive competence
The SIs (where relevant) to Wales are within devolved competence, however, in these exceptional circumstances when we are required to consider and correct an unprecedented volume of legislation within a tight timeframe and with finite resources, the Welsh Government’s general principal is that it appropriate that we ask the UK Government to legislate on our behalf in a large number of statutory instruments.
The purpose of the amendments
The purpose of the amendments is to correct deficiencies in legislation arising from the UK leaving the European Union relating to ‘inoperabilities’ in the Ionising Radiation (Basic Safety Standards) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2018 (IRR (BSSD) 2018).
The SIs and accompanying Explanatory Memorandums, setting out the effect of each amendment is available here: https://www.gov.uk/eu-withdrawal-act-2018-statutory-instruments
Why consent was given
Consent has been given for the UK Government to make these corrections in relation to, and on behalf of, Wales for reasons of efficiency, expediency and due to the technical nature of the amendments. The amendments have been considered fully; and there is no divergence in policy. These amendments are to ensure that the statute book remains functional following the UK’s exit from the EU. This is in line with the principles for correcting agreed by the Cabinet Sub-Committee on European Transition in May.