UK government says to introduce EU 'repeal Bill' to Parliament next week

Illustration of the closed European parliament as Session is Taking place at Strasbourg, in Brussels, Belgium on July 4, 2017.
Illustration of the closed European parliament as Session is Taking place at Strasbourg, in Brussels, Belgium on July 4, 2017.PHOTO: EPA

LONDON (REUTERS) - Legislation to begin the process of transferring European Union law into British law will be introduced to Parliament next week, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday (July 4).

The spokesman said Brexit minister David Davis had given colleagues an update on the "Repeal Bill", which will shift EU legislation into British law as part of the Brexit process, at a weekly meeting of Mrs May's top team of ministers.

"He said the legislation, which is the start of the legislative process for Brexit, is expected to be tabled next week," the spokesman told reporters.