Commons debates Statutory Instruments

20 February 2019

This week, MPs are debating a number of Statutory Instruments, some of which are related to Brexit.

This week, a number of Statutory Instruments will be debated by MPs in the House of Commons. Proceedings for today's debate on Statutory Instruments are expected to commence at around 2.30pm, following the Ten Minute Rule Motion on Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) (No. 2). 

Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

The Statutory Instruments which will be debated on Wednesday 20 February 2019 are:

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Aquatic Animal Health and Alien Species in Aquaculture (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Fertilisers and Ammonium Nitrate Material (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Statutory Instruments are listed separately in the Order paper but can be taken together in one 90 minute debate, with the House’s approval. However if any member shouts “object” to the question of taking them together then they will have to be debated separately (up to 90 minutes per SI).

Monday 18 February 2019

The Statutory Instruments which were debated were:

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Armed Forces Act (Continuation) Order 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Public Order, Disclosure of Information and Co-operation (Financial Services) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Money Market Funds (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Cross-Border Mediation (EU Directive) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

All were approved by the House of Commons.

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The Statutory Instruments which were debated were:

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft European Structural and Investment Funds Common Provisions and Common Provision Rules etc. (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2019

Statutory Instrument relating to the Draft Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

All were approved by the House of Commons.

What are Statutory Instruments?

Statutory instruments are the most common form of secondary (or delegated) legislation.

The power to make a statutory instrument is set out in an Act of Parliament and nearly always conferred on a Minister of the Crown. The Minister is then able to make law on the matters identified in the Act, and using the parliamentary procedure set out in the Act. SIs may follow affirmative or negative procedure, or have no procedure at all, but which to use is fixed by the Act.

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