Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

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A committee of both Houses of Parliament whose function is to examine most delegated legislation (particularly statutory instruments of a general character) and to draw Parliament's attention to it on a number of specified grounds; for example, if it imposes a tax, has retrospective effect, has been unduly delayed in publication, or is badly drafted. The Committee consists of seven members appointed by each House.

Subjects: Law.

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