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Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Lords Select Committee

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee considers the policy effects of statutory instruments and other types of secondary legislation subject to procedure.

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Lords Committee criticises Ministry of Justice’s handling of “tagging” contracts
The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has published a critical Report on the Ministry of Justice’s legislation to reappoint Serco and G4S to provide electronic monitoring services in England and Wales. (That is the provision of electronic “tags” for prisoners released under licence and the monitoring of them).
19 April 2024
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Lords Committee questions fairness of latest changes to immigration rules
In its 20th Report of Session 2023–24, the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has highlighted concerns about the Government’s plans to increase the income required for British citizens and settled residents to bring a partner to the UK, known as the Minimum Income Requirement (MIR). The report comes after the Committee considered the Home Office’s latest Statement of changes in Immigration Rules (HC 590).
2 April 2024
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Lords Committee voices concerns on care sector impact of health and social care visa restriction
In its 16th Report of Session 23-24, the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has highlighted concerns in the care sector about the Government’s plans to restrict health and social care visas under changes to immigration rules. The Committee has called on the Government to provide more information about the effect of these changes which took effect in February 2024. The report comes after the Committee considered the Home Office’s latest Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC 556) (the Statement).
7 March 2024

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21st Report - Drawn to the special attention of the House: Electronic Monitoring (Responsible Persons) (Amendment) Order 2024, Windsor Framework (Implementation) Regulations 2024, Town and Country Planning (Former RAF Airfield Wethersfield) (Accommodation for Asylum-Seekers etc.) Special Development Order 2024 and Town and Country Planning (Former RAF Scampton) (Accommodation for Asylum-Seekers etc.) Special Development Order 2024, Official Controls (Location of Border Control Posts) (England) Regulations 2024; Oral Evidence: Quality of explanatory information from the Home Office; Includes information paragraphs on: Draft Contracts for Difference (Sustainable Industry Rewards) Regulations 2024, Draft Procurement Regulations 2024, Registration and Inspection of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2024, Biocidal Products (Health and Safety) (Amendment and Transitional Provision etc.) Regulations 2024, Countryside Stewardship (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2024, Immigration, Nationality and Passport (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2024, Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators) (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order 2024
HL Paper 98
Report
Submission on the Official Controls (Location of Border Control Posts) (England) Regulations 2024 (SI 2024/416)
Scrutiny evidence
Submissions on the Town and Country Planning (Former RAF Airfield Wethersfield) (Accommodation for Asylum-Seekers etc.) Special Development Order 2024 and the Town and Country Planning (Former RAF Scampton) (Accommodation for Asylum-Seekers etc.) Special Development Order 2024, and government response
Scrutiny evidence

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  • Email: hlseclegscrutiny@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 8821
  • Address: Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Legislation Office, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW