What happened next? A study of Post-Implementation Reviews of secondary legislation: Government Response - Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee Contents


What happened next? A study of Post-Implementation Reviews of secondary legislation: Government Response


GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

1.  On 12 November 2009 the Committee published a report on the degree to which Government departments evaluate the effects of statutory instruments. (HL Paper 180). The report was based on a statistical survey of a sample of instruments laid in 2005 conducted by the National Audit Office and some case studies using evidence from the public. It found that 46% of the regulations in a sample from 2005 had not been subject to any form of follow-up evaluation at all and only 29% to full post-implementation review. The Government's response to that report has now been received, and is printed as an Appendix.

2.  The Committee intends the report and the response to be debated in the House of Lords in due course.






 
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