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Regulatory Reform Committee Publications

Regulatory Reform - First Special Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 October 2003.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Own-initiative amendments to draft orders between first and second stage scrutiny

Early sight of consultation responses

2 Slow progress on regulatory reform orders

Reasons for lack of progress

The Government's future programme

3 Managing the flow of regulatory reform orders


Cabinet Office memorandum

4 Identifying future regulatory reform orders

Raising awareness of Regulatory Reform Act within Government departments

Progress to date

Levels of awareness in departments

Identifying appropriate reforms in proposed Bills and Acts of Parliament

Seeking proposals for regulatory reform orders from Members of Parliament

Including draft regulatory reform orders in Law Commission proposals

5 Quality of explanatory statements

Explanatory statements accompanying proposals

Explanatory statements accompanying draft orders

6 Review of the Regulatory Reform Act

7 Conclusion


Formal minutes



Tuesday 1 July 2003

List of written evidence

Reports from the Regulatory Reform Committee since 2001

Oral evidence

Written evidence

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