Independent report

Strathclyde Review: secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons

This report by Lord Strathclyde concludes his review into how to provide the House of Commons with a decisive role on secondary legislation.

Documents

Strathclyde review: secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons (print version)

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Government response to the Strathclyde review (web version)

Government response to the Strathclyde review (print version)

Detail

In October 2015, the Prime Minister commissioned Lord Strathclyde to lead a short review. The review examined how to secure the decisive role of the elected House of Commons in relation to its primacy on financial matters and secondary legislation.

Lord Strathclyde’s report lists 3 options for providing the House of Commons with a decisive role on statutory instruments and makes recommendations to the government.

Read the press release.