Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Draft Report


Title: The Surface Waters and Water Resources (Miscellaneous Revocations) Regulations 2015


These Regulations revoke 10 pieces of ‘obsolete’ subordinate legislation as a consequence of the Red Tape Challenge. The instruments in question implement EU law which has since been superseded or revoked, are redundant as a result of later legislation, or relate to time-limited procedures that are now spent.


Procedure: Negative


Technical Scrutiny


These composite Regulations will apply to England and Wales and are subject to approval by both Houses of Parliament and the National Assembly for Wales. The Welsh Government considered that it was therefore not reasonably practicable for this instrument to be made or laid bilingually.


Standing Order 21.2(ix): the instrument is not made or to be made in both English and Welsh.


Merits Scrutiny


No points are identified for reporting under Standing Order 21.3 in respect of this instrument.


Legal Advisers

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee

March 2015