Session 2007-08 13 November 2008

PUBLICATION OF REPORT: Draft Legislative Reform (Verification of Weighing and Measuring Equipment) Order 2008

The draft Legislative Reform (Verification of Weighing and Measuring Equipment) Order 2008 and Explanatory Document (ED) were laid before Parliament on 20 October 2008 under section 14(1) of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (LRRA).

The purpose of the draft Order is to amend the Weights and Measures Act 1985 in order to permit the verification of equipment by approved verifiers after adjustment.

The Government has recommended that the draft Order should be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure. The Committee agree and accordingly recommend that the draft Order be approved.

The Committee's assessment of the draft Order will be published as its Seventh Report of the 2007-08 Session at 2.00 pm on Friday 14 November 2008. It will be available from Stationery Office outlets (Ref HC 1185).

The text of the report will also be available on the Committee's website from 3.30 pm on the day of publication. (www.parliament.uk/regrefcom)

Notes for Editors

The Regulatory Reform Committee (previously the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee) is appointed to consider and report to the House on draft Legislative Reform Orders under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006. Its full remit is set out in S.O. No. 141.

The Members of the Committee are:

Andrew Miller , Labour, Ellesmere Port & Neston (Chairman)
Gordon Banks , Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire
Lorely Burt , Liberal Democrat, Solihull
Mr Quentin Davies , Labour, Grantham and Stamford
Mr James Gray , Conservative, North Wiltshire
John Hemming , Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley
Mrs Sharon Hodgson , Labour, Gateshead East & Washington West
Mr Stewart Jackson , Conservative, Peterborough
Judy Mallaber ; Labour, Amber Valley
Dr Doug Naysmith , Labour Co/op, Bristol North West
Mr Mark Prisk , Conservative, Hertford and Stortford
Mr Jamie Reed , Labour, Copeland
Mr Anthony Steen , Conservative, Totnes
Phil Wilson , Labour, Sedgefield

For further information on the work of the Committee, contact Liz Booth, Committee Assistant (020 7219 2837); or see the Committee's website www.parliament.uk/regrefcom