SECOND SPECIAL REPORT
The Regulatory Reform Committee has agreed to the following Special Report:
THE OPERATION OF THE REGULATORY REFORM ACT:
GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE FIRST SPECIAL REPORT OF THE
COMMITTEE, SESSION 2001-02
1. On 11 May 2001, our predecessor Deregulation Committee published its fourth and final report of the 2000-01 Session, entitled The Final Deregulation Proposals (HC 450). The report made a number of points concerning the consideration to be given to proposals and draft Orders under the Regulatory Reform Act.
2. The Government's memorandum of response to that report was published on 28 November 2001, as an Appendix to our First Special Report of this Session, Further Report on the Handling of Regulatory Reform Orders (HC 389). The remainder of the special report contained our response to the memorandum.
3. The Government's memorandum of response to our first special report was received on 17th May. It is published as an Appendix to this special report. We also heard oral evidence on 2nd July from Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, Minister for Regulatory Reform, Cabinet Office, Rt Hon John Spellar, MP, Minister of State, Department of Transport, and officials. The transcript of that session is also published with this special report.