Clause 13 - Power to make consequential provision

Part of Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 22 October 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 2:30, 22 October 2020

We are moving in the direction of a lot of things in this House being done by regulation. Here again:

“The Secretary of State or the Lord Chancellor may by regulations make provision that is consequential on any provision made by this Act.”

We have just had a discussion about the Human Rights Act, and I am less than convinced. The other issue—because, again, this is a contentious area—is the statutory instruments that will be used, and how the provisions will be amended. Once the Bill is passed, it will, I think, lead to a lot of problems, so I would just like to understand a bit more about how the powers will be used.