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Inquiry into the Purpose and Process of Statutes Repeals and Minor Amendments Bills


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:28 Nov 2005
Date Ended:07 Aug 2008
Committee:Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:On Thursday, 7 August 2008 the Parliament of Western Australia was prorogued. This had the effect of terminating all the current business of Parliament. Subsequently this inquiry ceased to exist, although is was re-established by the new Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review on 12 November 2008.
Terms of Reference:Term of reference 8.3(d) enables the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review “to review the form and content of the statute book”. Statutes Repeals and Minor Amendments Bills are a mechanism by which the statute book is reviewed. Accordingly, on November 28 2005, the Committee resolved to inquire into and report on:

(a)the purpose and nature of Statutes Repeals and Minor Amendments Bills;
(b)the process for the drafting and enactment of Statutes Repeals and Minor Amendments Bills and, if relevant, the comparative process in other Australian jurisdictions; and
(c)any related issues the committee considers appropriate.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
No submissions
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
29 Oct 200711:15 AMHouse of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, UKOverseas OfficeLiam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of the Overseas Office
29 Oct 200703:30 PMHouse of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, UKRegulatory Reform CommitteeMick Hillyard, Clerk of the Regulatory Reform Committee
30 Oct 200710:30 AMHouse of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, UKModernisation CommitteeGordon Clarke, Clerk of the Modernisation Committee
30 Oct 200703:30 PMHouse of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, UKPublic Bills OfficeChris Shaw, Deputy Principal Clerk, Public Bills Office
30 Oct 200702:30 PMHouse of Lords, Palace of Westminster, LondonRecords OfficeStephen Ellison, Clerk of Records, House of Lords
30 Oct 200703:45 PMHouse of Commons, Palace of Westminster, LondonCommittee OfficeMatthew Hamlyn, Head of the Scrutiny Unit, Committee Office
31 Oct 200710:00 AMLaw Commission OfficeLaw Commission for England & WalesJustice Etherton, President of the Law Commission for England & Wales
31 Oct 200702:00 PMParliamentary Counsel's Office for the UKStephen Laws CB, First Parliamentary Counsel for the UK
02 Nov 200710:30 AMLaw Reform Commission Office of IrelandJustice Catherine McGuiness, President of the Law Reform Commission of Ireland
05 Nov 200710:30 AMGovernment BuildingsDepartment of the Taoiseach, IrelandThe Better Regulation Unit, Department of the Taoiseach
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Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
34 Interim Report - The Statutes Review Inquiry9 Dec 2008
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