Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate

Part of Elections for Positions in the House – in the House of Commons am 2:46 pm ar 26 Mawrth 2015.

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Photo of John Stanley John Stanley Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls, Chair, Committees on Arms Export Controls 2:46, 26 Mawrth 2015

Mr Speaker, I understood that your latitude applied only to the opening speakers, not to those of us speaking subsequently, but I await your guidance.

I would tell my hon. Friend that under the so-called Henry VIII powers, Ministers now have an order-making power, which is defined as

“a delegated power which enables a Minister, by delegated legislation, to amend, modify or repeal an Act of Parliament”.

I suggest to the House that that is a very disturbing example of the far too wide use of secondary legislation.