Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Thirty-First Report



THIRTY-FIRST REPORT


30 OCTOBER 2000


By the Select Committee appointed to report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny; to report on documents laid before Parliament under section 3(3) of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and on draft orders laid under section 1(4) of that Act; and to perform, in respect of such documents and orders, the functions performed in respect of other instruments by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

ORDERED TO REPORT

COUNTRYSIDE AND RIGHTS OF WAY BILL - FURTHER GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE'S 24TH REPORT

1. The Committee reported on this bill in its 24th Report,[1] in which we made a number of substantive recommendations concerning the delegated powers. In our 26th[2] and 27th[3] reports we reported on Government amendments for Committee stage. With our 27th report we also printed an interim Government response to the Committee's 24th report on the bill.

2. The Committee has now received a further Government response. For the convenience of the House at report stage, this response is printed in the Annex to this report. The Committee has not yet met to consider this response, which it will do at its meeting on Wednesday 1 November. If the Committee decides to issue another short report on the Government response this will be distributed in typescript through the Printed Paper Office before the House meets to consider the Bill at report stage later that afternoon. In that event the report would also be published both electronically and in paper form the following day, in accordance with our usual practice.[4]


1  HL Paper 86. Back
2  HL Paper 96. Back
3  HL Paper 100. Back
4  This report is also published on the Internet at the House of Lords Select Committee Home Page (http://www.parliament.uk), where further information about the work of the Committee is also available. Back

 
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