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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee - publications

Committee publications include:

  • Reports
  • Oral and written evidence
  • Responses to Reports
  • correspondence
  • other material related to the work of the Committee

Oral and written evidence is on the relevant inquiry pages

Publications from previous sessions



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    A Session is a parliamentary year. Following the 2011 Fixed-term Parliament Act Sessions typically begin in May and run for 12 months.

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    Select committees conduct inquiries and produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas.

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    • Reports and associated evidence - reports and evidence featuring written submissions and corrected oral evidence published at the conclusion of Committee inquiries. Evidence is periodically updated over the course of an inquiry and is not finalised until the relevant Report is published.
    • Uncorrected oral evidence - transcripts of oral evidence not yet approved by the Committee or witnesses.
    • Other oral evidence - corrected transcripts of oral evidence, usually taken for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Evidence - written submissions and corrected oral evidence published for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Responses to Reports - Government Department and European Commission responses to reports.
    • Call for Evidence - request to submit evidence to a Committee inquiry.
    • Correspondence - correspondence received and sent by the Committee excluding ministerial correspondence.
    • Correspondence with Ministers - Ministerial correspondence received and sent by the Committee.
    • Progress of Scrutiny - records the decisions taken by the EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.

Reports and associated evidence

Evidence and Other Documents

Oral Evidence

Oral Evidence taken on 12 July 2016 on the quality of information provided in support of secondary legislation

Witnesses:

  • Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel (and Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office)
  • Jonathan Jones, Treasury Solicitor
  • Chris Wormald, Head of Government policy profession (and Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health)

Transcript of evidence (PDF PDF 171 KB)

 

Evidence Submitted

17th Report

Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations (Exemptions) Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/2793)

Additional information from the Department for Transport (PDF PDF 73 KB)

 

8th Report

Education (Pupil Information) (England) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/808)

Submission from Defenddigitalme (PDF PDF 144 KB)

and a response from the Department for Education (PDF PDF 708 KB)

 

7th Report

Draft Consumer Rights (Rail Passenger Service Exemption, Enforcement and Amendments) Order 2016

Submissions from:

Which? (PDF PDF 102 KB)

Transport Focus (PDF PDF 108 KB)

 

5th Report

Draft Carbon Budget Order 2016

Comments from Professor David Campbell, Professor of Law, Lancaster University Law School (PDF PDF 8 KB)

and a Response from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (PDF PDF 41 KB)

 

4th Report

Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment) Order 2016

Illustration of a "Zombie Knife" (PDF PDF 177 KB)

 

Draft Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016

Submission from Greene King and a response from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (PDF PDF 178 KB)

 

2nd Report

Draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016

Submissions from:

  • Hume Brophy on behalf of Mazars
  • the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

and Responses from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Submissions: draft Statutory Auditors and Third Country Auditors Regulations 2016 (PDF PDF 163 KB)