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Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Territorial Application: Wales

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Order-Making Powers

      1. Powers

        1. Section 1: Power to remove or reduce burdens

        2. Section 2: Power to promote regulatory principles

      2. Restrictions

        1. Section 3: Preconditions

        2. Section 4: Subordinate legislation

        3. Section 5: Taxation

        4. Section 6: Criminal penalties

        5. Section 7: Forcible entry

        6. Section 8: Excepted enactments

        7. Section 9: Scotland

        8. Section 10: Northern Ireland

        9. Section 11: Wales

      3. Procedure

        1. Section 12:  Procedure: introductory

        2. Section 13: Consultation

        3. Section 14: Draft order and explanatory document laid before Parliament

        4. Section 15: Determination of Parliamentary procedure

        5. Section 16: Negative resolution procedure

        6. Section 17: Affirmative resolution procedure

        7. Section 18: Super-affirmative resolution procedure

      4. General

        1. Section 20: Combination with powers under the European Communities Act 1972

    2. Part 2: Regulators

      1. Exercise of regulatory functions

        1. Section 21: Principles

        2. Section 22: Code of Practice

        3. Section 23: Code of Practice: procedure

        4. Section 24: Functions to which sections 21 and 22 apply

    3. Part 3: Legislation Relating to the European Communities Etc

      1. Interpretation of legislation

        1. Section 25: References to Community instruments

        2. Section 26: EEA agreement and EEA state

      2. Implementation of Community obligations

        1. Section 27: Power to make orders, rules and schemes

        2. Section 28: Power to make ambulatory references to Community instruments

        3. Section 29: Combination of powers

    4. Part 4:  Supplementary and General

      1. Supplementary

        1. Section 30: Repeals and savings

        2. Section 31: Consequential amendments

      2. General

        1. Section 32: General interpretation

        2. Section 34: Extent

  6. Hansard References

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