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Legislation: Reviews

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Leader of the House (1) if he will make it Government policy for the proposed departmental reviews of legislation to be published; (126949)

(2) if he will bring forward proposals to establish a new Parliamentary Joint Committee on post-legislative scrutiny;

(3) when he expects to publish the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report on post-legislative scrutiny.

Recommendations for the establishment of a joint committee on post-legislative scrutiny, and for greater commitment from Government Departments to post-enactment reviews of legislation, are contained in the Law Commission report on Post-legislative Scrutiny (Cm 6945). These and the other recommendations in the report are under active consideration by the Government. A response to the report will be issued in due course.