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Parliamentary Scrutiny: EU Legislation

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to review the procedures for scrutiny of secondary legislation emanating from EU directives. (202972)

Secondary legislation arising from the implementation of EU directives is subject to the range of scrutiny processes to which all other secondary legislation is submitted, including examination by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments and by other Select Committees of each House, and to approval in Parliament under the process laid down in the relevant primary legislation. Any secondary legislation implementing EU directives is subject to an additional requirement that it should be accompanied by a Transposition Note setting out how the relevant legislation is being transposed into UK law. There are no plans for a review.