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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.

Scrutiny of secondary legislation laid to tackle coronavirus pandemic

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Lords Committee raises doubts about effectiveness of ban on ‘zombie-style’ knives
The cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee has raised concerns about the Government’s proposals to ban ‘zombie-style’ knives. The Committee flags its concerns about the Draft Criminal Justice Act 1988 (Offensive Weapons) (Amendment, Surrender and Compensation) Order 2024 in its latest report, questioning the policy’s likely effectiveness in removing weapons from the streets and reducing crime, as well as its value for money.
12 February 2024
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Lords Committee raises concerns over immigration law change declaring India and Georgia as ‘safe states’
In its 4th Report of Session 2023–24, the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee considered the draft Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 (Amendment of List of Safe States) Regulations 2024 and raised concerns about the lack of key information on a policy intended to tackle unfounded protection and human rights claims.
1 December 2023
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Lords committee raises concerns about foreign prisoner deportation law
In its 54th Report of Session 2022-23, the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee considered the draft Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Removal of Prisoners for Deportation) Order 2023 and has raised concerns about the lack of information provided to support a policy intended to deal with the pressure on prison places.
26 October 2023
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Lords Committee criticises Home Office's lack of consultation on proposed drug law changes
In its 51st Report of Session 22-23, the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee considered the Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2023 (the Draft Order) and has criticised the Home Office for the process it followed before laying the order.
14 September 2023
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Government responds to Lords committee criticism, undertakes provision of better-explained proposed law
In response to repeated criticism by the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC), the Government have undertaken to bring together relevant ministers to ensure they understand that providing timely and good quality explanatory documents with its legislation “are vital in facilitating parliamentary scrutiny”.
7 September 2023
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Government responds to Lords committee criticism, undertakes provision of better-explained proposed law
In response to repeated criticism by the cross-party House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC), the Government have undertaken to bring together relevant ministers to ensure they understand that providing timely and good quality explanatory documents with its legislation “are vital in facilitating parliamentary scrutiny”.
7 September 2023
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Lords Committee criticises Ministry of Justice for law breach; calls for resolution timetable
The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee comments on changes made by the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (Fixed Net Sum) Order 2023 (SI 2023/758).
21 July 2023
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Lack of consultation on relationships and sexuality education policy in Northern Ireland criticised
Committee publish report criticising lack of public consultation on relationships and sexuality education policy in Northern Ireland
23 June 2023
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Scrutiny of secondary legislation laid to tackle coronavirus pandemic
The Committee will be considering statutory instruments laid to tackle coronavirus pandemic
12 June 2023
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Lords Committee questions Government bringing forward previously rejected public order proposals
House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee considers the Draft Public Order Act 1986 (Serious Disruption to the Life of the Community) Regulations 2023
11 May 2023
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Lords Committee to question Home Office Minister on concerns regarding recent immigration legislation
10 May 2023
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Lords Committee raises concern about lack of data on landlords who passed on costs to leaseholders due to legislative error
Lords Committee raises concern about lack of data on landlords who passed on costs to leaseholders due to legislative error
6 March 2023
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Lords Committee raises concerns about student loans not keeping pace with inflation
Lords Committee raises concerns about student loans not keeping pace with inflation
1 March 2023
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Lords debate landmark reports from Committees tasked with scrutinising primary and secondary legislation
31 January 2023
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Lords question need for new category of migrant detention facility for Manston with reduced amenities and safeguards
25 January 2023
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Reform of student loan system is too complex and may be inconsistent with Government’s Levelling Up agenda – Lords Committee
25 January 2023
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Will changes to the way overseas teachers become qualified to work in England lead to risks for the size of the teaching workforce? – Lords Committee
5 January 2023
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Lords Committee questions whether people most in need will receive the full relief they are entitled to under the Government’s Energy Support Schemes
25 November 2022
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Is the Government listening to concerns from the professions about changes to registration requirements for internationally trained healthcare staff? – Lords Committee
2 November 2022
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Lords Committee criticises delaying high fat foods promotion ban without sufficient explanation
1 November 2022
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