Hilary Benn, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, moved a motion to revoke the statutory instrument. Penny Mordaunt, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the Government.
The motion to revoke the statutory instrument was negatived on division (Division No. 114, Ayes 261 votes, Noes 313 votes). The regulations will come into force on the date stated on the statutory instrument.
The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014
The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 is a Negative Statutory Instrument (SI). Negative SIs become law on the date stated on them unless a motion calling for their annulment is passed within a certain time. The motion for the annulment generally takes the form of an Early Day Motion.
Motion for the annulment of the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Regulations 2014
"That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Firefighters' Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 2848), dated 23 October 2014, a copy of which was laid before this House on 28 October, be revoked."
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.
The Library has published the following briefing papers relevant to the debate and to SI procedure:
Acts of Parliament (primary legislation) often confer powers on Ministers to make more detailed orders or regulations by means of statutory instruments (SIs), also known as secondary, subordinate or delegated legislation. They are as much a part of the law as an Act.
Many SIs are not subject to any parliamentary procedure, and simply become law on the date stated. Whether they are subject to parliamentary procedure, and if so which one, is determined by the parent Act.
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