Monday, January 31, 2011

Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill 2010-11

A Private Members' Bill introduced by Harriett Baldwin, the Conservative MP for West Worcestershire, that's worth Unionists keeping at least half an eye on for obvious reasons:
Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill 2010-11

Type of Bill:Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

Sponsor:Harriett Baldwin

A Bill to require the Secretary of State, when preparing draft legislation for publication, to do so in such a way that the effect of that legislation on England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is separately and clearly identified; to require the Secretary of State to issue a statement to the effect that in his or her view the provisions of the draft legislation are in accordance with certain principles relating to territorial extent; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was presented, through the ballot procedure, to Parliament on 30 June 2010.

There was no debate at that stage and it will be presented for its second reading on 11th February.


Hen Ferchetan said...

Seems like common sense to me?

O'Neill said...

I have no problem with it per se, just that it needs keeping an eye on for the precedent it might set.