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EU obligations: UK implementing legislation since 1993

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015

How much UK law implements EU obligations? This is virtually impossible to answer accurately, but approximate calculations can be made using law databases.

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How much UK law implements EU obligations?

This note provides figures for Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments from 1993 to 2014 which implement or refer to UK obligations under EU law.

Calculations based on information from the UK parliamentary search database and legislation.gov.uk give the following figures for EU-related Acts and SIs for the period 1993-2014:

34,105 UK Acts and SIs

4,514 EU-related UK Acts and SIs

An average of 13.2% of UK instruments are EU-related

Commons Briefing papers SN07092

Author: Vaughne Miller

Topics: EU institutions, EU law and treaties

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