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Chair of Lords Delegated Powers Committee questioned by Peers

20 January 2017

On Wednesday 25 January the Constitution Committee hears from the Chair of the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (DPRRC), Baroness Fookes, as part of its inquiry on the Legislative process.


Wednesday 25 January in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • The Rt Hon. Baroness Fookes, Chair, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, House of Lords

Possible questions

  • The Government have described a rather flexible approach to setting the boundary between primary and secondary legislation. What principles does the DPRRC apply when deciding whether the delegation of a power is inappropriate? Do you have any 'red lines'?
  • The DPRRC produces a report on the delegated powers contained in every bill considered by the House of Lords. How effective are those reports in influencing the Government to seek to amend powers that you have determined are inappropriate? And do you believe that your reports have a longer-term influence on the Government's drafting of legislation?

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