Delegated Legislation:Written question - 227514


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Asked on: 13 March 2015
Cabinet Office
Delegated Legislation
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the use of subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation; and if he will propose arrangements to restrict such powers to cases of necessity.
Answered by: Mr Oliver Letwin
Answered on: 18 March 2015

There is no plan to review the use of powers that allow subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation. Parliamentary Counsel and Departments work to ensure that new delegated powers are proportionate. Each Government Bill is accompanied by a memorandum explaining the delegated powers included in the Bill and explaining why they are necessary.

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