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Role of the Committee

The role of the Regulatory Reform Committee, as set out in Standing Orders Nos. 141 and 142, is to examine and report on:

  • Draft Legislative Reform Orders (LROs), laid before the House under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006;
  • Matters arising from consideration of such LROs; and
  • Matters relating to regulatory reform.

Legislative Reform Orders (LROs) are a specific type of secondary legislation. In brief, an LRO is a statutory instrument laid before Parliament under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 (‘the 2006 Act’). The Committee’s role is to judge LROs against specified criteria, as set out in the House’s Standing Orders and the 2006 Act.

The Work of the Committee is mirrored in the House of Lords by the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee.