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If you care about parliamentary scrutiny you need to look at the coming slew of Brexit statutory instruments

Coronavirus and EU exit have exposed the unacceptable scrutiny regime governing delegated legislation

By Ruth Fox and Brigid Fowler  

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Whether the UK exits the transition period on 31st December with or without an EU free trade agreement, the period between now and Christmas will see parliament face another slew of Brexit-related delegated legislation.

To prepare for the end of transition, the government expects to lay another 250-300 statutory instruments (SIs), through which ministers make law without parliament having to pass a new act. Many will be politically sensitive. Given that this new surge of Brexit SIs will come on top of the large and controversial body…

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