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Making better law

Acts of Parliament in the Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament, Westminster. (© UK Parliament / Parliamentary Archives)

The process for making and scrutinising legislation at Westminster is often unsatisfactory and poorly understood. How does the process work? Who influences it? And how could it be improved?

Briefings / Five problems with the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill is scheduled for its Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 25 October 2022. This briefing analyses five areas of particular concern that need to be addressed during the Bill’s passage through Parliament.

24 Oct 2022
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Publications / Toolkit for scrutinising delegated powers in Bills

Delegated powers can allow Ministers to enact significant policy measures. However, because the exercise of these powers is subject to less scrutiny than primary legislation, they affect the long-term balance of power between Parliament and Government. Our toolkit will help you understand and scrutinise delegated powers contained in Bills.

12 Oct 2022
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Blog / ‘Brexit Freedoms’ Bill: Is Jacob Rees-Mogg planning to give Parliament more control over Retained EU Law?

How Parliament will scrutinise changes to Retained EU Law (REUL) has been a matter of concern since the Government announced it would introduce the ‘Brexit Freedoms’ Bill. The Minister for Brexit Opportunities has now suggested Legislative Reform Orders (LROs) as a possible solution. But what are LROs and what would this mean for scrutiny of REUL?

21 Jul 2022
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Briefings / The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: Delegated Powers

The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill is scheduled for its Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on Monday 27 June 2022. This briefing on the delegated powers in the Bill analyses six areas of particular concern and proposes ways they might be mitigated during the Bill's passage through Parliament.

24 Jun 2022
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Guides / Delegated Legislation: Frequently Asked Questions

What is delegated legislation? What is Parliament's role in it? And what is a 'Henry VIII' power? We answer your questions.

17 Jun 2022
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Projects / Delegated Legislation Review

02 Nov 2021
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Blog / Ping-pong and packaging

13 Feb 2021
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Publications / A New Normal? Parliament after Brexit

09 Mar 2020
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Guides / What is a Ballot Bill?

13 Dec 2019
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Guides / What is a Presentation Bill?

13 Dec 2019
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Blog / Whose House Is It Anyway?

12 Oct 2017