Draft Legislative Reform (Civil Partnership) Order 2010 - Regulatory Reform Committee Contents

3  Conclusion

14. The proposed change would remove an administrative inconvenience and thus serve the purpose of removing or reducing a burden as set out in section 1(2) of the LRRA. Satisfactory consultation was undertaken and it is apparent that the proposal passes the tests that this Committee is required to consider. Notwithstanding the uncontroversial nature of the measure, however, we take the view that it represents a greater than de minimis change in the law and for that reason believe that the affirmative resolution procedure is appropriate. We therefore recommend that the affirmative resolution procedure should apply and that the draft Order be approved.

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