October 26, 2017 / 12:34 PM / in 4 months

Brexit transition deal will require new UK legislation: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is planning to pass a separate piece of legislation through parliament to approve the terms of the transitional period it wants to smooth its exit from the European Union, a junior Brexit minister said on Thursday.

Asked by a parliamentary committee if the government would require separate legislation to enact the so-called implementation period, he said: “That is our position, yes.”

Reporting by William James; editing by Kate Holton

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