Mark and Ruth look at the growing fashion for re-writing Bills mid-air as they pass through Parliament, adding on all sorts of policy bells and whistles at the last minute.
In this webinar, leading parliamentary and legal experts unpicked the detail surrounding the delegated powers and scrutiny procedures laid out in the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, and explained what it all means for Parliament.
[CLOSED] 12:30pm, 12 October 2022 Online (webinar)
The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, which was introduced to Parliament on 22 September 2022, is a key plank of the Government's post-Brexit agenda and affects vast swathes of the statute book, as well as the relationship between Government and Parliament.
The Bill offers broad new powers to Ministers, including the ability to revoke and replace Retained EU Law (REUL) with 'alternative provision' they consider 'appropriate'. It reduces parliamentary oversight in some areas by expanding the scope of existing powers, while also providing for enhanced parliamentary scrutiny procedures in others.
In this webinar, leading parliamentary and legal experts unpicked the detail surrounding the Bill's delegated powers and explained what it all means for Parliament and the scrutiny of regulations.
Sir Jonathan Jones KC / @SirJJKC Senior Consultant, Linklaters, and former Head of the Government Legal Department
Delegated legislation is the most common form of legislation in the United Kingdom. It is the legislation of everyday life, impacting millions of citizens daily. But the terminology and procedures that surround it are complex and often confusing. This explainer unpacks delegated legislation - the terminology and Parliament's role in scrutinising it - to reveal more about how delegated legislation really works.
What a week! Suella Braverman's sacking from Government was immediately eclipsed by the appointment of former Prime Minister David Cameron as the new Foreign Secretary. Mark and Ruth explore the many questions this raises, not least for scrutiny of foreign affairs by MPs.
The Prime Minister’s decision to cancel the next stage of HS2 has given rise to criticism that once again the Government has ridden roughshod over Parliament. Just over 1,300 hours of legislative time have been spent on four HS2-related Bills over nine Sessions in the last decade. Why has it taken so long and what now happens to that legislation?
When parliamentarians reassemble at Westminster on 7 November for the start of the new Session, all eyes will be on the legislative programme to be announced in the King’s Speech. Speculation about the likely date of the next general election is rife at Westminster, but until the date is settled there are a lot of parliamentary issues still to be tackled. We’ve picked out a few things to look out for on the political horizon.