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Draft Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017

20.In our 24th Report of this Session,9 we brought this draft Order to the special attention of the House, on the ground that the explanatory material laid in support provided insufficient information to gain a clear understanding about the instrument’s policy objective and intended implementation. We commented that the picture of local views painted by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in the Explanatory Memorandum (EM) to the Order was incomplete and at times self-serving.

21.We wrote to Mr Andrew Percy MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in DCLG, to underline our concern that EMs should present a full and accurate account of the background to any statutory instruments laid before Parliament. We have now received a reply from Mr Percy, and we are publishing the correspondence as Appendix 1.

9 24th Report, Session 2016–17 (HL Paper 110).

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