European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (Gibraltar)

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019
Gibraltar Parliament
  • An Act to provide for the repeal of the European Communities Act, to repeal section 23(g) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Act, to provide for the continuing validity of legislation passed or made for the purposes of complying with any obligation arising out of Gibraltar’s membership of the European Union, to repeal the European Parliamentary Elections Act; to provide for the continuation and validity of any administrative act or decision made pursuant to such an obligation, and to provide, by way of subsidiary legislation, powers to amend, repeal or replace any enactment which was made, whether primarily or otherwise for or in connection with any such European Union obligations, to make such consequential amendments relating to the membership of the European Economic Area; to provide such transitional or other provisions as are deemed necessary, and for connected purposes.
CitationAct. No. 2019/01
Territorial extentGibraltar
Royal assent31 January 2019
Commenced31 January 2019
Text of statute as originally enacted
Status: Amended

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019, also known as the Repeal Bill is an Act of the Gibraltar Parliament announced by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, that transposed directly-applicable European Union law into the law of Gibraltar as part of the UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit).[1] It has the same effect as the similarly named European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 in the UK.[2][3]

The bill was passed with the support of the governing GSLP-Liberal coalition and an independent MP. The opposition Gibraltar Social Democrats originally did not intend to support the bill but later voted for it, but against parts of the legislation.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Gibraltar EU withdrawal bill at 'advanced draft stage', says Attorney General in annual report" – via
  2. ^ GBC News (14 July 2017). "GREAT REPEAL BILL PICARDO - 14.07.17" – via YouTube.
  3. ^ "UK committed to fully involving Gibraltar as we leave EU together, says Walker" – via
  4. ^ "Govt to pass Brexit bill without GSD support" – via
  5. ^ "Brexit withdrawal legislation passed after bitter exchanges in Parliament - Gibraltar Chronicle". 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-04-19.[permanent dead link]
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