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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Legislation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 110397, tabled on 24 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by (i) their Department or (ii) their predecessor Department has undergone a post legislative review in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

2 February 2022

The number, and proportion, of post legislative reviews the Department has undertaken on primary and secondary legislation in each of the last ten years is not held within the Department. However, the number of PIRs undertaken in the last five years is available as follows.

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy have undertaken the following Post Implementation Reviews (PIR) on primary and secondary legislation.

Year

Total PIRs

Primary PIRs

Secondary PIRs

2017

5

0

5

2018

10

2

8

2019

6

1

5

2020

20

3

17

2021

16

0

16

Totals

57

6

51

Notes:

  • An individual PIR can cover several pieces of legislation within the same review.
  • Primary PIRs tend to refer to an evaluation of specific clauses within an Act, and not a review of the full Act.
  • This information is only held for internal administrative reasons and may not be exhaustive, for example, due to machinery of government changes to departmental structure in the past decade.