Procedure Committee

Session 2005-06  Press Notice No.2   1 February 2006

Public evidence session


The House of Commons Procedure Committee will hold the following public evidence session in connection with its inquiry into the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill.

Tuesday 7 February 4.15 p.m: Mr Jim Murphy MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

An uncorrected version of the transcript will appear on these pages within a few days the session.  This is the first public evidence session for this inquiry. 

The publication of the Bill follows a  previous Government publication in July 2005 of A Bill for Better Regulation: Consultation Document which contained proposals to extend the range of legislative measures which might be implemented as a Regulatory Reform Order (RRO). RROs are a type of secondary legislation which is able to amend primary legislation (ie Acts of Parliament) and which are subject to more extensive parliamentary scrutiny than other types of secondary legislation. 

The Committee's inquiry will examine whether the parliamentary procedures proposed in the Bill are appropriate for the extension to the powers which the Government is now proposing.

As Committee Rooms are liable to change, those attending are advised to check the room location on arrival.  The Committee Office recorded information line (020 7219 2033) provides details of select and standing committee meetings being held within the next two days.  Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found on these pages.