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Parliament

On 13 July 2018 the House of Commons Committee on Standards published a note by me, in my capacity as Counsel for Domestic Legislation, Office of Speaker’s Counsel, House of Commons, on the Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy Proposals, as an adjunct to the Committee's Second Report of Session 2017–19; the note deals, in particular, with an analysis of the rules of natural justice; you can read the note here.

On 25 October 2017 the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution published its 4th Report of Session 2017–19 (HL Paper 27) - The Legislative Process: Preparing Legislation for Parliament; I gave oral evidence to the inquiry, and the report quotes me about: unnecessary legislation; the involvement of stakeholders in legislative preparation; policy preparation; publication of legislation; incoherent legislation; the role of Parliamentary Counsel; and the role of Ministers.

On 2 May 2017 the House of Commons Procedure Committee published written evidence from me to its inquiry into Delegated powers and the ‘Great Repeal Bill’, as part of its 7th Report for Session 2016-17 Matters for the Procedure Committee in the 2017 Parliament (HC 1091).