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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

The Committee examines the policy merits of any statutory instruments or regulations laid before the House of Lords that are subject to parliamentary procedure.

The Committee also considers Public Bodies Orders and whether they meet the tests set out in the Act. (see side bar for further detail)

The Committee usually meets every Tuesday when the House is sitting and aims to publish its report the following Thursday.

Committee news

What's on

Date Business

No business announced

Publications

Title Date published
27th Report - Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015; Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) 2015; Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015; Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) 2015 | PDF version 27th Report - Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) Order 2015; Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) 2015; Immigration (Health Charge) Order 2015; Gaming Machine (Circumstances of Use) (Amendment) 2015 (PDF) 26 February 2015
26th Report - General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise); Renewables Obligation Closure; Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years; SEN and Disability (Detained Persons); Construction (Design and Management) | PDF version 26th Report - General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise); Renewables Obligation Closure; Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years; SEN and Disability (Detained Persons); Construction (Design and Management) (PDF) 12 February 2015
25th Report - Electricity and Gas; Human Transplantation; Immigration (Biometric Registration); Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain); Non-Domestic Rating(Shale Oil and Gas and Misc); Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations; Scotland Act | PDF version 25th Report - Electricity and Gas; Human Transplantation; Immigration (Biometric Registration); Immigration (Leave to Enter and Remain); Non-Domestic Rating(Shale Oil and Gas and Misc); Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations; Scotland Act (PDF) 05 February 2015

Further information

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

Looking at the Small Print: Delegated Legislation (PDF PDF 1.94 MB) - briefing document provided by the House of Lords Information Office