Britain to retain some EU laws after Brexit: Minister

Birmingham, United KingdomUpdated: Oct 02, 2016, 10:53 AM IST
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Britain's PM Theresa May has said she will trigger the process of exiting the EU by the end of March. Photograph:(Reuters)

Britain will want to keep some European Union laws, including on workers` rights and the environment, once it has left the bloc, transport minister and leading Brexit campaigner Chris Grayling said on Sunday.

The government has said it will next year repeal the 1972 act that took Britain into what is now the EU. It will then transpose EU law into British law before deciding on what to keep.

"There`s some things we`ll want to keep: in the area of the environment, for example, in the area of workers` rights. There are other things that we`ll want to get rid of," Grayling told ITV.

Grayling said the Great Repeal Bill would go through Britain`s parliament between May 2017 and May 2018.