Delegated Legislation

Part of Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 23rd April 2009.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport 10:30 am, 23rd April 2009

The Deputy Leader of the House will know that a great deal of legislation goes through, necessarily, by statutory instrument, but he will also be aware that it is impossible to amend such statutory instruments; we are given a "take it or leave it" option when such an instrument is put before a Committee upstairs in the Committee corridor. Does he not agree that legislation might be better if amendments to statutory instruments were permitted during such consideration?

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