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The Committee examines the policy merits of any statutory instruments (SIs) laid before the House of Lords that are subject to parliamentary procedure. Their reports draw to the special attention of the House any SIs that are either interesting or flawed.
The Committee usually meets every Tuesday when the House is sitting and aims to publish its report the following Thursday.
The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee is the successor to the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee which existed until the end of the 2010-12 session.
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee launches inquiry into implications of the Strathclyde Review
Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee to question Oliver Letwin at 4.00pm, 19 January 2016.
Lords concerned about quality of information provided.
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Other Committees looking at SIs
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - scrutinises the proposals in Bills that give Ministers the power to make Statutory Instruments
Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments - a Committee of both Houses that scrutinises the legal drafting of Statutory Instruments
More information about SIs
Legislation.gov.uk - contains electronic versions of all statutory instruments since 1987