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Law Commission gives evidence on the legislative process

21 December 2016

The Constitution Committee hears evidence from Sir David Bean, Chairman of the Law Commission, and Professor David Ormerod, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence, on the Legislative Process inquiry.


Wednesday 21 December, in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Sir David Bean, Chairman, Law Commission
  • Professor David Ormerod QC, Law Commissioner for Criminal Law and Evidence

Possible questions

  • The Office of Parliamentary Counsel describe “good law” as law that is “necessary; clear; coherent; effective; and accessible”.  In your evidence, you also say that you work to ensure “that the law is fair, modern, accessible and as cost-effective as possible”. What factors—aside from the need for consolidation—cause legislation to fall short of these criteria?
  • In your written evidence, you have described four of your recent projects as examples of how to make “good law”. Would you like to summarise the key lessons from these projects which you think should be applied to law-making more widely?

Further information

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