Policy paper

Draft Deregulation Bill: government response to Joint Committee report

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The government's response to the Joint Committee's report on the Draft Deregulation Bill.


The government has published its response to the Joint Committee’s Report on the Draft Deregulation Bill today.

The Joint Committee undertook a process of pre-legislative scrutiny on the draft Deregulation Bill from July to December 2013 and published their report on 19 December 2013.

As ministers with responsibility for the Deregulation Bill, the Rt Hon Ken Clarke and Oliver Letwin have welcomed the Joint Committee’s report and would like to thank the Committee for their consideration of the draft Bill. The government has listened carefully to the recommendations of the Committee and responded accordingly