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Delegated Legislation

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will review the use of subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation; and if he will propose arrangements to restrict such powers to cases of necessity.

Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Minister for Government Policy

There is no plan to review the use of powers that allow subordinate legislation to amend primary legislation. Parliamentary Counsel and Departments work to ensure that new delegated powers are proportionate. Each Government Bill is accompanied by a memorandum explaining the delegated powers included in the Bill and explaining why they are necessary.

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