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Parliamentary Scrutiny: Legislative Drafting

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Leader of the House which Bills were subject to pre-legislative scrutiny in each of the last 10 years; and which Bills he plans to allocate for pre-legislative scrutiny in the next 12 months. (138975)

Bills which have been published in draft for pre-legislative scrutiny since 1997 are listed, by parliamentary session. The list includes draft bills published so far in the current session. The Government have also announced that a draft Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill will be published in the current session. Decisions about bills to be published in draft in the next session will be announced in due course.

1997-98

Pension Sharing on Divorce

Criminal Justice (Terrorism and Conspiracy)

Limited Liability Partnerships

1998-99

Financial Services and Markets

Food Standards

Local Government (Organisation and Standards)

Electronic Communications

Freedom of Information

Political Parties, Elections and Referendums

1999-2000

Commonhold and Leasehold Reform

Football

Insolvency

International Criminal Court

Regulatory Reform

Water

2000-01

Export Control and Non-Proliferation

Proceeds of Crime

2001-02

Communications

Companies

Extradition

Justice (Northern Ireland)

Local Government

Mental Health

NHS (Wales)

2002-03

Civil Contingencies

Corruption

Electricity (Trading and Transmission)

Gambling (part)

Gender Recognition

Housing

Mental Incapacity

Nuclear Sites and Radioactive Substances

Police (Northern Ireland)

Public Audit (Wales)

2003-04

Animal Welfare

Charities

Civil Service

Criminal Defence Service

Disability Discrimination

Gambling (part)

Identity Cards

Mental Health

Regional Assemblies

School Transport

Single European Currency

Transport (Wales)

2004-05

Children (Contact) and Adoption

Commissioner for Older People (Wales)

Company Law Reform

Corporate Manslaughter

Natural Environment and Rural Communities

2005-06

Terrorism

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement

Coroners

Legal Services

2006-07 (to date)

Climate Change

Human Tissue and Embryos

Local Transport

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanction