House of Lords Select Committee on the Merits of Statutory Instruments

Future meetings

The Committee normally meets every Tuesday when the House is sitting and aims to publish its report the following Thursday.

The Committee norm ally comments on statutory instruments within 12-15 days of their being laid before Parliament. This maximises the scope for a Member of the House to pursue the matter by asking a question or tabling a motion for debate within the 40 day ''prayer'' period for rejecting negative instruments.