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Consideration of SIs

28 September 2020

The guidance published below refers to a ten sitting day turn around for informal pre-laying scrutiny of draft affirmative instruments. During the current period of increased activity, it is less likely that that will be achievable, particularly for documents with a large number of pages. Departments are also reminded that the 10 sitting days is a minimum, is indicate and “best endeavours” and refers only to the first of what may need to be several exchanges about the draft. Please send your draft affirmative for pre-scrutiny to but Departments are of course free to lay draft affirmative instruments before Parliament without first submitting them for pre-laying, informal scrutiny.

Informal pre-laying scrutiny of affirmatives instruments

Timetable for consideration of affirmative instruments

Prescrutiny of Non-Affirmatives