Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Thirty-Second Report



THIRTY-SECOND REPORT


1 NOVEMBER 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: GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS FOR REPORT STAGE

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 and with our 31st report we printed a further Government response, in the form of a letter to the Committee by Lord Whitty.[4]

2. The Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions yesterday produced for us a third supplementary memorandum dealing with amendments tabled by the Government for consideration at Report stage. This memorandum is printed in the Annex to this report. There is nothing in these Government amendments which the Committee wishes to draw to the attention of the House.

3. For the convenience of the House at Report stage, which begins later today, this report is being distributed in typescript through the Printed Paper Office. It will be published both electronically and in paper form tomorrow, in accordance with our usual practice.[5]


1  HL Paper 86. Back
2  HL Paper 96. Back
3  HL Paper 100. Back
4  HL Paper 111. Back
5  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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