Inquiry into delegated legislation

Delegated legislation in the House of Commons

The Procedure Committee has heard evidence on delegated legislation. A transcript of the evidence is available from the oral evidence tab below.


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  • 09 Apr 2014 - Delegated legislation - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF139 KB) HC 1031 | Published 29 Apr 2014

    Evidence given by Lord Bichard KCB, ex-Director, The Institute for Government, Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE, ex-CEO, NHS Confederation, Baroness Thomas of Winchester MBE, Chairman, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, Christine Salmon-Percival, Clerk, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee and Peter Milledge, Counsel to the Lords Committees.

  • Delegated legislation | PDF version (PDF168 KB) HC 1031 | Published 04 Feb 2014

    Evidence given by Dr Ruth Fox (Hansard Society) and Joel Blackwell (formerly of Hansard Society)