Scrutiny of delegated legislation under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 Contents



1 Developments since the Committee’s interim report

Our inquiry, and this report

2 The sifting system under the Act

Powers exercisable by regulations under the Act

Ministerial discretion and sifting

Expiry of powers in the Act

3 The operation of a sifting system

The European Statutory Instruments Committee



Scope of the Committee’s activities

Relations with the House of Lords

Scheduling the flow of instruments and managing the workload

Volume and flow of instruments

Provision of information to the Committee


Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Proposed changes to Standing Orders and Orders of the House

Annex 2: Illustrative calendar of consideration periods

Annex 3: Letter to the Chair of the Committee from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 9 July 2018