Deregulation Bill evidence programme announced

Deregulation Bill evidence programme announced
24 February 2014

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee considering the Government's Deregulation Bill will hear oral evidence on Tuesday 25 February 2014

The Committee will then consider the Bill every Thursday and Tuesday from Thursday 27 February, concluding on Tuesday 25 March.

The provisional programme of witnesses for the Deregulation Bill Committee has been agreed by its Programming Sub-Committee.

The meetings are open to the public.

Programme and witnesses

Tuesday 25 February 2014 - morning

Taking place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House.

From c 8.55am until no later than 9.30am 

  • Institution for Occupational Safety and Health

c9.30am until no later than 10am 

  • Trades Union Congress
  • Unite

c10am until no later than 10.30am 

  • British Chambers of Commerce

c10.30am until no later than 11am 

  • BAE Systems

c11.00am until no later than 11.25am 

  • R3
  • Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw)

Tuesday 25 February 2014 - afternoon

Taking place in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House.

From 2pm until no later than 2.30pm 

  • Janet Davis and Sarah Slade, on behalf of Natural England’s Stakeholder Working Group on Unrecorded Rights of Way

c2.30pm until no later than 3pm 

  • Local Government Association

c3pm until no later than 3.45pm

  • Association of School and College Leaders
  • Andy Grace, Principal of The Boulevard Academy, Hull

c4pm until no later than 4.30pm 

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission

c4.30pm until no later than 5pm 

  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Institute of Directors

c5pm until no later than 5.45pm

  • Forum of Private Business
  • Professor Julia Black, Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill

Line by line scrutiny of the Bill will take place in Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster, on the following days:

  • Thursday 27 February - 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 4 March - 8.55am and 2pm
  • Thursday 6 March - 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 11 March - 8.55am and 2pm
  • Thursday 13 March - 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 18 March - 8.55am and 2pm
  • Thursday 20 March - 11.30am and 2pm
  • Tuesday 25 March - 8.55am and 2pm

The Committee must complete consideration of the Bill no later than 5pm on Tuesday 25 March.

These sessions will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms.

It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Timings and room numbers are subject to change.

Aims of the Deregulation Bill

The Bill seeks to make provision for the reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals; make provision for the repeal of legislation which no longer has practical use; make provision about the exercise of regulatory functions; and for connected purposes.

Follow the progress of the Deregulation Bill

The Deregulation Bill was introduced into the House of Commons on 23 January 2014. The second reading of the Bill took place on 3 February 2014, giving MPs the opportunity to debate the main principles of the Bill.

Have your say on the Deregulation Bill

Although the Committee will start hearing oral evidence on Tuesday 25 February, the Committee is still able to receive written evidence from those with relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Bill.

Further Information

The Scrutiny Unit can help with any queries about oral evidence.

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