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Strathclyde Review Inquiry: Lord Butler and David Beamish give evidence

22 February 2016

The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) takes forward its inquiry into Lord Strathclyde's review and its implications for the effective scrutiny of secondary legislation.

Witnesses 

Thursday 25 February in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 2.45pm 

  • Lord Butler of Brockwell (Lord Butler was Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service from 1988 to 1998)

At 3.30pm

  • Mr David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments 

Background Information

On 26 October 2015 the House of Lords voted to delay approval of the draft Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations 2015. 

The Government then commissioned Lord Strathclyde to conduct a review of how Parliament handles secondary legislation: the legislation that includes the rules and regulations (usually called statutory instruments) that affect people's daily lives.

Lord Strathclyde's report was published in December 2015.  It set out the three options for reform which would either reduce or remove the powers of the House of Lords in relation to secondary legislation.

The Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) is carrying out an inquiry into Lord Strathclyde's review and its implications for the effective scrutiny of secondary legislation. It intends to report on its inquiry by Easter.

Further Information

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