What is the European Statutory Instruments Committee?
This is a relatively new committee of MPs in the House of Commons (with an equivalent in the House of Lords), created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, to ‘sift’ through any changes made by ministers to the EU law that will be converted into UK law once we leave the EU. These are so-called statutory instruments, or SIs. Each SI must be considered by the committee within 10 sitting days of being submitted by the government before it automatically passes into law. The committee recommends any SIs that it thinks should be debated by MPs, after which the minister involved will either accept or reject the proposal.