UK: Report from the Consitutional Affairs Committee of the House of Lords on the Legialative and Regulatory Powers Bill

Report (pdf)

Lord Holme, the chairman of the committee, said:

"The simple fact that ministers failed to recognise the profound constitutional importance of the legislative and regulatory reform bill does not inspire confidence that they would not use delegated powers to introduce constitutional change in the future, without even realising what they are doing.

"The way this bill has been handled shows that with our unwritten constitution, simple legislative proposals can drastically affect our law making system and the fundamental relationship between parliament and ministers."

Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill (as at 17 May 2006, pdf) Explanatory Note (pdf)


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