The UK post-legislative scrutiny gap

Caygill, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8551-2192, 2020. The UK post-legislative scrutiny gap. The Journal of Legislative Studies, 26 (3), pp. 387-404. ISSN 1357-2334

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It is now 10 years since the introduction of the systematic approach to post-legislative scrutiny in the House of Commons and assessments have shown that it is yet to become a regular part of committee work, at least from the perspective of published reports. Although the procedures in the House of Lords are different, the extent of post-legislative scrutiny has also remained limited. This article attempts to identify the post-legislative gap and provides insight into why this gap is occurring. The article begins by analysing the limited amount of post-legislative scrutiny that has taken place to date, before analysing which government departments have been producing post-legislative memoranda and whether these memoranda are being picked up by departmental select committees. In so doing, the article analyses which committees have not, so far, been undertaking post-legislative scrutiny and explores some of the reasons for why they have not engaged.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Legislative Studies
Creators: Caygill, T.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2 July 2020
Volume: 26
Number: 3
ISSN: 1357-2334
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 07 Jul 2021 15:01
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 13:45

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