Regulatory Reform Committee press notice

Session 2007-08 9 July 2008

Draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2008


The Committee's assessment of the draft Order will be published as its Fourth Report of the 2007-08 Session at 2.00 pm on Thursday 10 July 2008. It will be available from Stationery Office outlets (Ref HC 940).

The Committee is content with the proposed amendments which have been introduced into the draft Legislative Reform (Local Authority Consent Requirements) (England and Wales) Order 2007 by the draft 2008 Order which was laid before Parliament on 26 June 2008 and recommends that the revised draft Order be made.

The text of the report will also be available on the Committee's website from 3.30 pm on the day of publication. (

Notes for Editors

The purpose of this draft Order was to remove the need for local authorities in England and Wales to obtain consent or approval before taking certain action with regard to section 4 of the Cancer Act 1939; Schedule 14, paragraph 25 of the Local Government Act 1972; section 1 of the Local Government Act 1993; and Schedule 1 to the Education Act 1996.

The Regulatory Reform Committee is appointed to examine and report to the House on draft Legislative Reform Orders under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and matters relating to regulatory reform. 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, Secretary / Committee Assistant (020 7219 2837); or see the Committee's website