First Report of Session 2017–19 Contents

Instruments recommended for the negative procedure

At its meeting on 5 September 2018 the Committee considered proposed negative instruments and has recommended that the appropriate procedure for the following instruments is for them to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (i.e. the negative procedure).

The Airport Charges (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Airports (Groundhandling) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Animal Health and Welfare (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Civil Aviation Act 1982 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Computer Reservation Systems (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Consumer Credit (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Cultural Tests (Films, Television Programmes and Video Games) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Design Right (Semiconductor Topographies) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The European Communities (Designation Orders) (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The European Parliamentary Elections Etc. (Repeal, Revocation, Amendment and Saving Provisions) (United Kingdom and Gibraltar) (EU Exit) Regulations 20181

The European Union (Definition of Treaties Orders) (Revocation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Feed-in Tariffs and Contracts for Difference (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Friendly Societies (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 20182

The Groceries Code Adjudicator Act 2013, Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, and Enterprise Act 2016 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Health and Safety (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Return of Cultural Objects (Revocation) Regulations 2018

The Seal Products (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Timber and Timber Products and FLEGT (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

The Vehicle Drivers (Certificates of Professionals Competence) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018


1 The Committee noted that, although the amendments are individually modest, the volume of amendments and repeals to amend primary legislation are significant. However, having regard to the likely level of interest in the House in debating the matter raised, the Committee believes that the appropriate procedure for the instrument is for it to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (i.e. the negative procedure).

2 The Committee noted that, although the amendments are individually modest, the volume of amendments and repeals to amend primary legislation are significant. However, having regard to the likely level of interest in the House in debating the matter raised, the Committee believes that the appropriate procedure for the instrument is for it to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament (i.e. the negative procedure).




Published: 7 September 2018