happened next? A study of Post-Implementation Reviews of secondary
legislation: 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.