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Will the secondary legislation be confirmable?

In exceptional cases where additional parliamentary scrutiny is desirable, consider whether secondary legislation should be confirmable.

A confirmable instrument is secondary legislation that is automatically revoked at a particular deadline unless it has been confirmed by an Act of Parliament. The confirmation process is designed as an additional layer of scrutiny as it requires proactive confirmation by Parliament.

The confirmation process should be applied sparingly and only where it is necessary or desirable to give particular types of instruments additional layers of parliamentary scrutiny.

For further information (including when it might be appropriate and when it might not be appropriate see Supplementary Material: Confirmable Instruments.

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