Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee - publications

Committee publications include:

  • Reports
  • Oral and written evidence
  • Responses to Reports
  • correspondence
  • other material related to the work of the Committee

Oral and written evidence is on the relevant inquiry pages

Publications from previous sessions

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    • Reports and associated evidence - reports and evidence featuring written submissions and corrected oral evidence published at the conclusion of Committee inquiries. Evidence is periodically updated over the course of an inquiry and is not finalised until the relevant Report is published.
    • Uncorrected oral evidence - transcripts of oral evidence not yet approved by the Committee or witnesses.
    • Other oral evidence - corrected transcripts of oral evidence, usually taken for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Evidence - written submissions and corrected oral evidence published for scrutiny purposes or for ad hoc/regular evidence sessions with Ministers.
    • Responses to Reports - Government Department and European Commission responses to reports.
    • Call for Evidence - request to submit evidence to a Committee inquiry.
    • Correspondence - correspondence received and sent by the Committee excluding ministerial correspondence.
    • Correspondence with Ministers - Ministerial correspondence received and sent by the Committee.
    • Progress of Scrutiny - records the decisions taken by the EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.

Reports and associated evidence

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Sub-committee Reports

From October 2018 the Secondary Legislation Committee has temporarily split into sub-committees. Reports of the sub-committees will not be published on this page. Committee reports from each sub-committee are published at:

Sub-Committee A Reports

Sub-Committee B Reports

Evidence and Other Documents

Evidence Submitted

39th Report

Draft Child Support (Miscellaneous Amendment) Regulations 2018

Submission from Ms Joanna Archer

Submission from Dr Christine M Davies

Submission from Families Need Fathers

Submission from Gingerbread

Response from DWP

36th Report

Draft Business Contract Terms (Assignment of Receivables) Regulations 2018

Submission from Mr Richard Greenhill 

Response from Defra

35th Report

Water Supply (Water Quality) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Private Water Supplies (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Submission from Mr Richard Greenhill

34th Report

Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Compulsory Financial Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Submission from Mr Richard Greenhill

32nd Report

Digital Government (Disclosure of Information) Draft Regulations and associated Codes of Practice

Submission from medConfidential

Response from DCMS

29th Report

Draft Somerset West and Taunton (Local Government Changes) Order 2018

Draft Somerset West and Taunton (Modification of Boundary Change Enactments) Regulations 2018

Submission from Ms Susan Levinge 

Response from MHCLG

21st Report

Education (Student Support) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/136)

Submission from the Royal College of Nursing

Responses from the Department of Health and Social Care

Submission from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/220)

Submission from the Bar Council

Submission from the Criminal Bar Association

20th Report

Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution from Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/68)

The Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/155)

Submission from Mr Richard Greenhill

Responses from the Department for Transport  

17th Report

Draft Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018

Submission from Vivergo Fuels

15th Report

Draft Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

Submission from REG Power Management

Submission from Peak Gen

Submission from British Heart Foundation

Submission from Royal College of Physicians

Submission from British Lung Foundation

Response from Defra to letters from Peak Gen, and Reg Power Management  

1st Report

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Submission from Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland


Oral Evidence

20 March 2018

Government Consultation


  • Oliver Dowden, MP, Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office
  • John Fiennes, Director and Deputy Head of Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat

Corrected transcript

 12 September 2017

Quality of Information Provided in Support of Secondary Legislation


  • Elizabeth Gardiner, First Parliamentary Counsel and Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office
  • Jonathan Jones, HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor, Head of the Government Legal Service and Crown's Nominee
  • Sir Chris Wormald, Head of Government Policy Profession and Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health

Corrected transcript (PDF PDF 131 KB)

Written evidence from the Cabinet Office (PDF PDF 170 KB)

Criminal Justice (European Investigation Order) Regulations 2017


  • Nick Hurd MP, Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service
  • Julian Fletcher, Head of International Criminality Unit
  • Stephen Jones, Legal Adviser

Corrected transcript (PDF PDF 85 KB)