Transparency and Accountability in Subordinate Legislation Contents


1 Introduction

2 Timing of publication

Unjustifiable delay in laying before Parliament

The Committee’s view

The 21 day rule

The Committee’s view

Section 4(1) of the Statutory Instruments Act

The Committee’s view

Defence of non-publication

3 Correction of errors in published law

Correction slips and authorised corrections

The Committee’s view

Free issue procedure

4 Accessibility

Access to subsidiary documents

The Committee’s view

Other accessibility issues

5 Conclusions

Timing of publication

Correction of errors in published law

Accessibility to the law

Published: 12 June 2018