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Regulatory Reform Act 2001

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Regulatory Reform Act 2001. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

  3. Pre-Legislative Scrutiny

  4. Background

    1. The previous deregulation order-making power

    2. Transition to the 2001 Act

    3. Order-making process

    4. Aspects of the Regulatory Reform Order-making power

    5. The policy on enforcement

      1. The Enforcement Concordat

    6. Enforcement Provisions in the Act

    7. Assessment of Impact of Orders

  5. The Act

  6. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Power by order to make provision reforming law which imposes burdens

      1.  “…by order make provision for the purpose of …”

      2. “…make provision for the purpose of reforming …”

      3. “…make provision for the purpose of reforming legislation which has the effect of imposing burdens affecting persons ”.

      4. “…make provision for the purpose of reforming legislation which has the effect of imposing burdens affecting persons in the carrying on of any activity, ”

    2. Section 2: Meaning of “burden” and related expressions

    3. Section 3: Limitations on the order-making power

    4. Section 4: Statutory instrument procedure

    5. Section 5: Preliminary consultation

    6. Section 6: Document to be laid before Parliament

    7. Section 7: Representations made in confidence or containing damaging information

    8. Section 8: Parliamentary consideration of proposals

    9. Section 9: Codes relating to enforcement of regulatory requirements

    10. Section 10: Making of codes of practice by designated Minister

    11. Section 11: Making of codes of practice by National Assembly for Wales

    12. Section 12: Repeals and savings

    13. Section 13: Consequential amendments

    14. Section 14: Interpretation

    15. Section 15: Short title and extent

  7. Commencement

  8. Hansard References

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