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Delegated Legislation in the House of Lords since 2000

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This Library Note provides information on the powers, conventions and practice of the House of Lords in dealing with delegated legislation.

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This Library Note provides an overview of delegated legislation and the House of Lords since 2000. It does this through a chronology of some of the debates about the powers of the Lords in this area and discussion of the consequences of Lords reform. It concludes with appendices giving statistics on divisions on delegated legislation.

Lords Library notes LLN-2011-031

Authors: Nicola Newson; Matthew Purvis

Topics: House of Lords, Legislative process, Parliamentary procedure

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