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Retrospective legislation

Published Friday, June 14, 2013

This Note explains what retrospective legislation is and provides some examples, in the context of the Mental Health (Approval Functions) Act 2012 and the Job-Seekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013.

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This Note explains what retrospective legislation is and provides some examples, in the context of the Mental Health (Approval Functions) Act 2012 and the Job-Seekers (Back to Work Schemes) Act 2013.

Standard Note 5256 Fast-track legislation examines the reasons for urgent legislation and new procedures which apply in the Lords when the Government wants to bring forward an expedited bill A Parliamentary Information List (Standard Note) 4974 provides a list of expedited bills since 1979.

Commons Briefing papers SN06454

Author: Oonagh Gay

Topics: Legislative process, Parliament

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