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Weekly Information Bulletin: 30th June 2001
The most common form of delegated legislation, or secondary legislation, is Statutory Instruments. Those requiring parliamentary approval are subject to either the affirmative or negative procedure: this is explained in HCIO Factsheet L7.
The laying of Orders before the House of Commons is recorded in the Statutory Instrument List published by the Journal Office: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmsilist/cmsilist.htm. This list record when Orders were laid and in the case of affirmative instuments, whether a motion for their approval has been tabled. In the case of Negative Instruments, the number of praying days left (in which a motion calling for the instrument to be annulled may be laid) is noted.
DEREGULATION ORDERS AND REGULATORY REFORM ORDERS
PROCEEDINGS AS AT 30 JUNE 2001
Under the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 (s 3(3)) and the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 (s 6(1)) the Government is able to make an Order to amend or repeal a provision in primary legislation which is considered to impose a burden on businesses or others, which could be reduced or removed without removing any necessary protection.
For an explanation of Parliamentary consideration of Deregulation Orders, see HCIO Factsheet L7
a) a draft order in the same terms as the proposal should be laid before the House
b) proposal should be amended before a draft order is laid before the House
c) the order-making power should not be used in respect of the proposals
d) draft order should be approved * indicates Committees recommendation was agreed after a division
e) draft order should not be approved
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