On December 10th, the Hansard Society will be launching its latest publication on the legislative process:The Devil is in the Detail: Parliament and Delegated Legislation.
Charles Walker MP (Con, Broxbourne)
Chair, House of Commons Procedure Committee
Baroness Thomas of Winchester (Lib Dem)
Chair, House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
Dr Ruth Fox
Director and Head of Research, Hansard Society
Senior Researcher, Hansard Society
Baroness Jay of Paddington (Lab)
This latest report opens up the delegated legislation process, exploring how decisions are made about what goes in to primary and what goes in to secondary legislation and who makes them. It looks at the evolution of delegated legislation, how the process works in both Houses of Parliament, and examines a number of legislative case studies that illustrate different aspects of the flaws and defects in the current system.
The authors will outline their findings and set out recommendations for reform of the system before a panel-audience discussion on the key issues and questions that arise in the report.
This research project has been kindly supported by the Nuffield Foundation.
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Founded in 1944, the Hansard Society is a charity working in the UK and around the world to promote democracy and strengthen parliaments. An independent, non-partisan political research and education Society, our work is rooted in the belief that the health of representative democracy rests on the foundation of a strong Parliament and an informed and engaged citizenry.