Select Committee on Procedure First Report



The Procedure Committee's view

8. The JCHR has invited the Procedure Committee to support its proposed changes to House of Commons procedures. We consider that these proposals are in accord with the spirit of previous recommendations by the Procedure Committee in respect of delegated legislation. In particular they make provision for the greater degree of scrutiny which we believe is appropriate in the case of 'super-affirmatives'; and they reflect the salutary and logical principle that conclusions arrived at in an initial committee review should help to determine the level and intensity of subsequent scrutiny. We support the Joint Committee's recommendations, inasmuch as they relate to House of Commons procedures, and urge the Government and the House to take the necessary steps to implement them.


 
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