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.
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
and on Government amendments for Committee stage in its 29th Report.
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.
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