Lords examines secondary legislation

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13 July 2020

The House of Lords examined three statutory instruments (SIs), the regulations, orders or rules, used to fill in the details of Acts of Parliament, on Friday 10 July. 

The proposed SIs make changes to laws on:

These SIs are made under the draft affirmative procedure, meaning they need to be approved by Parliament before they can be made (signed into law) and brought into effect as law. Draft affirmative SIs can be stopped if either House votes against the government’s motion calling for the SI to be approved.

Following debates by members all the SIs under consideration were agreed to.

Lords scrutiny

The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) examines every SI. It publishes reports drawing members' attention to SIs.

The committee reported on two of the SIs which make changes to border controls and the supply of single-use plastics.

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