The House of Lords Constitution Committee has today published a
report which says that the Government should do more to inform
Parliament when ministers propose to take action before Parliament
has passed the legislation that would make that action legal. The
Committee says that when ministers want to act in anticipation of
legislation, known as "pre-empting Parliament", they should set out
what they want to do, why and under what powers in a statement made
to Parliament. The Committee also says the Government should
publish a full list of instances where they pre-empted Parliament
at the end of each parliamentary session. The Committee calls on
the Government to consolidate the principles and practices
governing pre-emption and restate them clearly in the Cabinet
Manual. It stresses that pre-emption should not take place when it
might threaten the principle of effective parliamentary scrutiny.
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