Source: British House Of Lords News
07 May 2019
On Wednesday 8 May, the House of Lords will examine four statutory instruments preparing for Brexit.
A statutory instrument (SI), a type of secondary legislation, is a law created under powers given by an Act of Parliament. It is used to fill in the details of Acts (primary legislation).
The proposed SIs make changes to laws on:
Common agricultural policy and market measures
Trade in firearms and dual-use items
Company directors’ remuneration policy and report
Swiss qualifications under the Architects Act 1997
The Brexit SIs under examination on Wednesday 8 May are all made under the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and are changes to the law to be made in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
All these SIs are made under the draft affirmative procedure, meaning they need to be approved by both Houses of Parliament before they can be made (signed into law) and brought into effect. Draft affirmative SIs can be stopped if either House votes against the government’s motion calling for the SI to be approved.
The House of Lords Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC) examines every SI, including all EU Exit SIs. It publishes reports drawing members’ attention to SIs.
SLSC (Sub-Committee A) reported on the regulations making changes to laws on company directors’ remuneration policy and report
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