Select Committee on Delegated Powers and Deregulation Thirty-Fourth Report



THIRTY-FOURTH REPORT


15 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

PARLIAMENT ACTS (AMENDMENT) BILL [HL]

1. This Private Member's Bill, which received its first reading in the House of Lords on 8 November 2000, contains no delegated powers.

POLITICAL PARTIES, ELECTIONS AND REFERENDUMS BILL - GOVERNMENT AMENDMENTS FOR REPORT STAGE

2. The Committee reported on this bill in its 11th Report,[1] and on Government amendments for Committee stage in its 29th Report.[2] The Home Office and the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions have now provided the Committee with a memorandum concerning proposed Government amendments which make further provision for delegated legislation.

3. Although these amendments contain some important new delegated powers, none of the new powers outlined in the memorandum raises issues which the Committee wishes to draw to the attention of the House.[3]


1  HL Paper 52. Back
2  HL Paper 106. Back
3  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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