The Queen’s speech outlines a government’s policies and proposed legislation for the new parliamentary session. In 2017, the speech contained mention of the following bills which are all designed to shape the UK’s dep[arture from the EU
What are the key bills?
Repeal Bill – To convert EU legislation into UK Law. Government information about the repeal bill can be found here
Customs Bill – To create a standalone customs regime on exiting the EU and enable the UK to enter into trade agreements.
Trade Bill – The legal framework for an independent trade policy.
Immigration Bill – To allow control over the number of incoming migrants.
Fisheries Bill – To control access to British waters and set quotas.
Agriculture Bill – To create a framework for farmers and the environment.
Nuclear safeguards bill – To take on the responsibilities to meet international rules.
International sanctions bill – To take on responsibilities for UN compliance and return other decision-making powers to the UK.
Where can I find more information?
You can read our summary of Brexit by following this link
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