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Role - Regulatory Reform Committee

The Regulatory Reform Committee ceased to exist on 20 May 2021. The Committee is no longer operating. The Committee’s (former) remit for scrutinising regulatory and legislative reform orders has been transferred to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee under Standing Order No. 141.

Information on the Committee’s former work and publications are available on this website. The Committee’s email address is no longer monitored. For queries about regulatory and legislative reform orders, please contact the BEIS Committee on beiscom@parliament.uk

When operating, the role of the Regulatory Reform Committee was 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 was to judge LROs against specified criteria, as set out in the 2006 Act. This function is now fulfilled by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.

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