LORDS

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

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.

 

 

Committee news

What's on

Date Business Venue
23 February 2016
3:45 pm
Oral Evidence Session
Response to the Strathclyde Review
(at 4:00 PM)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Lords
The Rt Hon. the Lord Cunningham of Felling DL, Chairman of the former Joint Committee on Conventions
Room 3, Palace of Westminster
25 February 2016
2:30 pm
Oral Evidence Session
Response to the Strathclyde Review
(at 2:45 PM)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Butler of Brockwell KG GCB CVO
Room 3, Palace of Westminster

Publications

Title Date published
24th Report - Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016; Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016; Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment); NHS Mandate Requirements Order 2016 | PDF version 24th Report - Draft European Union Referendum (Conduct) Regulations 2016; Draft Patents (European Patent with Unitary Effect and Unified Patent Court) Order 2016; Draft Renewables Obligation Closure Etc. (Amendment); NHS Mandate Requirements Order 2016 (pdf PDF ) 11 February 2016
23rd Report – Draft Infrastructure Planning Order 2016; Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016; Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 | PDF version 23rd Report – Draft Infrastructure Planning Order 2016; Onshore Wind Generating Stations (Exemption) (England and Wales) Order 2016; Draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (pdf PDF ) 04 February 2016
22nd Report – Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2016; Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016; Two Information Paragraphs | PDF version 22nd Report – Immigration (Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) (Amendment) Order 2016; Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2016; Two Information Paragraphs (pdf PDF ) 27 January 2016

Written evidence

Submit written evidence to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee's inquiry into the response to the Strathclyde Review.

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