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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee - publications 2016-17

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Reports and associated evidence

Evidence and Other Documents

Session 2016-17

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 169 KB)

 

Evidence Submitted

30th Report

Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of  Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/155)

Submission from Gerald Eve LLP, GL Hearn, Daniel Watney LLP and Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (PDF PDF 119 KB)

and a response from the Department for Communities and Local Government (PDF PDF 45 KB)

 

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) Amendment Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/376)

Submissions from:

Alison Thewliss MP, Glasgow Central, Scottish National Party (PDF PDF 282 KB)

The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd (ADCS) and Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) (PDF PDF 237 KB)

Child Poverty Action Group (PDF PDF 432 KB)

Mr Gary Dunion (PDF PDF 68 KB)

Engender, Scottish Womens Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland (PDF PDF 635 KB)
We received 95 emails in support of this submission.

Ms Isabelle Kerr, Rape Crisis Centre, Glasgow (PDF PDF 72 KB)

National Alliance of  Women's Organisations (NAWO) (PDF PDF 335 KB)

Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland (PDF PDF 311 KB)

 

29th Report

Trade Union (Facility Time Publication Requirements) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/328)

Submission from the Royal College of Nursing (PDF PDF 117 KB)

and a response from the Cabinet Office (PDF PDF 245 KB)

 

28th Report

Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for Claimants Aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Submission from Shelter (PDF PDF 297 KB)

and a response from the Department for Work and Pensions (PDF PDF 63 KB)

 

27th Report

Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/194)

Submissions from:

Disability Agenda Scotland (PDF PDF 268 KB)

Disability Benefits Consortium (PDF PDF 303 KB)

Mind (PDF PDF 267 KB)

Muscular Dystrophy UK (PDF PDF 221 KB)

Rt Hon. Tom Brake MP, Liberal Democrat, Carshalton and Wallington (PDF PDF 148 KB)

 

26th Report

Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/114)

Submissions from:

UNISON (PDF PDF 316 KB)

and a response from the Department for Education (PDF PDF 317 KB)

 

The Royal College of Nursing (PDF PDF 181 KB)

and a response from the Department for Education (PDF PDF 323 KB)

 

25th Report

Civil Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2017

Submission from ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB (PDF PDF 281 KB)

and further material from the Ministry of Justice (PDF PDF 187 KB)

 

22nd Report

Draft Nursing and Midwifery (Amendment) Order 2017

Submission from The Royal College of Midwives (PDF PDF 552 KB)

and a response from the Department of Health (PDF PDF 216 KB)

 

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)