Committee recommends further scrutiny of two statutory instruments
16 July 2020
Following the Committee’s meeting on Tuesday 14 July, its seventh report of Session 2019-21 has been published.
The report details ten proposed negative instruments laid by the Government and recommends upgrading two instruments to the affirmative procedure which requires further debate in Delegated Legislation Committee or the Commons Chamber. These are:
- The Communications Act (e-Commerce) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
- The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Civil and Family) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
The Government can reject or accept recommendations made by the Committee but must provide a written statement if it chooses to reject the recommendation to make a statutory instrument affirmative. So far, the Government has accepted all 72 upgrade recommendations made by Parliament’s sifting committees.
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