Made negative is the term used to describe an SI that is laid after it has been made into law (signed by the minister). It will remain law unless a prayer motion is passed by either House (or the Commons only for certain SIs on financial matters) within 40 sitting days. If that happens, the SI is no longer law.
Made negatives generally do not come into force for at least 21 days after the SI is laid.
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- Related glossary term: Draft affirmative
- Related glossary term: Draft negative
- Related glossary term: Made affirmative
- Related glossary term: Statutory instruments (SIs)