Parliament has taken another step in the journey of leaving the EU with the European Union Withdrawal Bill passing to the next stage to receive full scrutiny. The legislation is designed to transfer all EU law into UK law – ensuring a smooth transition with legal certainty for businesses, consumers and investors.
Much EU law is already incorporated. These are the laws that stem from what is called an EU directive, which we tailor according to our legal system. Some of this may need to be tweaked as, for example, we will no longer have a European regulator for something but will have a UK or England only regulator and we need to change the name within our law. There is another type of EU law called regulations, which apply automatically in exactly the same way everywhere. All of these need to be brought into law before we leave in March 2019.
Some constituents contacted me asking me to vote against the Bill and the timetable motion, further delaying the Brexit process. I believe eight days on the floor of the House is sufficient to consider this straightforward Bill which is absolutely crucial to provide the continuity Britain needs to function and make a success of Brexit.
The Withdrawal Bill delivers what the British people voted for – control over our own laws after we leave, outside the control of the European Court of Justice.
Last week, the Environment Secretary and Therese's departmental colleague, Michael Gove, announced plans to require allslaughterhouses in England to install CCTV, an important preventative measure to crackdown on animal cruelty.
Therese said: "The videos that are often seen in the media showing slaughterhouse workers mistreating animals are truly shocking. These are not the conditions animals should be spending their final moments in and my department is committed to ensuring that it stops."
Therese is supporting Scams Awareness Month this July to encourage more people to play their part and report scams, whereverthey see them.
Therese said: "As MP for Suffolk Coastal, I have seen a wide variety of scams that try to defraud people – and I thank those brave people that have become victims for coming forward. Only 5 -15% of all scams are ever reported – but there is no need to be embarrassed. There is lots of support out there, reporting not only helps to inform the work of advice and enforcement agencies it also helps prevent future scams."
For more information or to report a scam or fraudulent activity visit - http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
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