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Government Response to the Strathclyde Review

Statement made on 1 December 2016

Statement UIN HCWS304


On 27 October 2015 the Government commissioned Lord Strathclyde to lead a review into secondary legislation and the primacy of the House of Commons. Lord Strathclyde published his report on 17 December 2015. The Government has today published its response to the Review and the four related parliamentary Select Committee reports, ​a copy of which is attached. As I informed the House at Business Questions on the 17 November 2016 (Official Report, column 395 to 396), although the Government found Lord Strathclyde’s analysis compelling and we are determined that the ​principle of the supremacy of the elected House should be upheld, we have no plans to introduce new primary legislation at this time.

Statement from

Leader of the House