Roger Jeary responds to the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on behalf of the Institute of Employment Rights about the government’s new guidelines for public consultation, which includes cutting some calls for evidence and invitations to comment down to just two weeks.
November 23rd, 2012
Under the new guidelines, Ministers are allowed to give anywhere between two and 12 weeks – rather than than the 12-week default that was previously in place – for interested parties to respond to their proposals. Furthermore, they may decide that some plans do not go to public consultation at all, including when they make changes they consider to be ‘technical amendments’. Another part of the guidance states that digital technology should become the default method of gathering responses.
The IER has been leading an email campaign against these proposals and it is not too late to show your support.
Please click here for a full report on the issue and details of how you can help.
Roger Jeary notes that:
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