The Government are pleased to announce that their response to the Joint Committee’s report on the draft Deregulation Bill will be published later today.
The Joint Committee undertook a process of pre-legislative scrutiny on the draft Deregulation Bill from July to December 2013 and published their report on 19 December.
As Ministers with responsibility for the Deregulation Bill, my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke) and I welcome the Joint Committee’s report and would like to thank the Committee for their consideration of the draft Bill. The Government have listened carefully to the recommendations of the Committee and responded accordingly.