Secondary Legislation

Part of Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 13 November 2008.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 10:30, 13 November 2008

Following the reply by the Deputy Leader of the House to the previous question, and given that the volume of secondary legislation is so vast—some 12,000 pages in 2006—is it not time to undertake a proper review to allow greater scrutiny at the secondary legislation stage? I know that there are arguments for keeping the existing system, but they were made when the volume of secondary legislation was much less, so it is time for a review.