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Legislation (Renton Report)

Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Lord President of the Council if, prior to the Summer Adjournment, he will place in the Library the views of Her Majesty's Government on those recommendations of the Renton Report on the Preparation of Legislation that have not yet been adopted.

The recommendations made in the Renton Report are regarded by Ministers as comprising a comprehensive and valuable summary of the best drafting practice. The relevant recommendations are being taken into account in the drafting of all current Government legislation.

The Government consider, however, that it is essential that parliamentary draftsmen should retain discretion to apply the recommendations relating to drafting practice in accordance with the requirements of particular legislation.