Select Committee on Regulatory Reform Third Report

8  Parliamentary procedure

36.  The draft Order was laid under section 1 of the LRRA which enables Ministers to make provisions whose purpose is 'removing or reducing any burden, or the overall burdens, resulting directly or indirectly for any person from any legislation'.[26] Section 1(2)defines 'burden', amongst other things, as a financial cost. Such definition is relevant in this case.

37.  The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Trade and Consumer Affairs at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has recommended that the affirmative resolution procedure under section 17 of the LRRA should apply. We agree.

26   LRRA, s1(1). Back

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