UK MINISTERS ACTING IN DEVOLVED AREAS 

 

 

Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Laid in the UK Parliament: 1 November 2018

Sifting

Subject to sifting in UK Parliament?

Yes

Procedure:

Proposed negative

Date of consideration by the House of Commons European Statutory Instruments Committee

13 November 2018

Date of consideration by the House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

12 November 2018

Date sifting period ends in UK Parliament

22 November 2018

Written statement under SO 30C: 

Paper 6

SICM under SO 30A (because amends primary legislation)

Not required 

Scrutiny procedure

Outcome of sifting  

Not known 

Procedure

Negative or Affirmative

Date of consideration by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Not known

Date of consideration by the House of Commons Statutory Instruments Committee

Not known

Date of consideration by the House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Not known

Commentary

 

Assembly Legal Services agree with the summary and objective of the amendments made by these Regulations as set out by the Welsh Government in its Written Statement.

 

As to the reasons why the Welsh Government think it is appropriate that these UK Government Regulations include devolved provisions, Members may wish to consider the reasoning provided in the final two paragraphs of the Written Statement.

 

“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 considers it appropriate that we ask the UK Government to legislate on our behalf in a large number of statutory instruments. This ensures that there is a coherent approach wherever possible, to clarify the law across the UK. As there is no divergence between the Welsh Government and the UK Government on the policy for the correction, it is appropriate for the SI to be made by the UK Government in this instance.

 

Failing to implement the textual amendments needed to preserve the application of EU Regulations, in this case EU Regulation (EC) 2003/2003 could have potential impacts trade implications. Trade in EU fertilisers is essential as ammonium nitrate supply is considered to be limited and any disruption to supply could amount to a significant shortfall in the UK.”