1 NOVEMBER 2000
By the Select Committee appointed to report whether
the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative
power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power
to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; to report
on documents laid before Parliament under section 3(3) of the
Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and on draft orders
laid under section 1(4) of that Act; and to perform, in respect
of such documents and orders, the functions performed in respect
of other instruments by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY BILL: GOVERNMENT
AMENDMENTS FOR REPORT STAGE
1. The Committee reported on this bill in its 24th
in which we made a number of substantive recommendations concerning
the delegated powers. In our 26th
reports we reported on Government amendments for Committee stage.
With our 27th report we also printed an interim Government response
to the Committee's 24th report on the bill and with our 31st report
we printed a further Government response, in the form of a letter
to the Committee by Lord Whitty.
2. The Department of the Environment, Transport and
the Regions yesterday produced for us a third supplementary memorandum
dealing with amendments tabled by the Government for consideration
at Report stage. This memorandum is printed in the Annex to this
report. There is nothing in these Government amendments which
the Committee wishes to draw to the attention of the House.
3. For the convenience of the House at Report stage,
which begins later today, this report is being distributed in
typescript through the Printed Paper Office. It will be published
both electronically and in paper form tomorrow, in accordance
with our usual practice.
1 HL Paper 86. Back
2 HL Paper 96. Back
3 HL Paper 100. Back
4 HL Paper 111. Back
5 This report is also published on the Internet at the House of
Lords Select Committee Home Page (http://www.parliament.uk), where
further information about the work of the Committee is also available. Back