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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (Sub-Committee B) first meeting

15 October 2018

To manage the increased number of instruments laid under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has split into two sub-committees: Sub-Committee A (meeting Mondays) and Sub-Committee B (meeting Tuesdays). 

The aim is to double the Committee's capacity to cope with the increased workload from Brexit-related legislation. The rationale behind the decision to split is explained in more detail in Chapter 3 of the Committee’s 37th Report.

The Sub-Committee will be scrutinising both instruments laid under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and regular instruments.

Instruments for consideration will be divided equally between the sub-committees, and there will be no division by department or subject area.

  
The Sub-Committee will publish its Report on Thursdays.


Sub-Committee B will be chaired by Lord Cunningham. The membership of the Sub-Committee will be provided by half of the membership of the main committee, and supplemented by co-opted members.


Sub-Committee A will be chaired by Lord Trefgarne, who will also remain as Chair of the main Committee (which will no longer meet regularly). Sub-Committee A will publish its report on Wednesday mornings. The two reports will both carry equal weight in terms of recommendations and reporting.

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