Deregulation Bill, House of Lords - briefing on amendment to Clause 89 (growth duty)

5 February 2015

The attached briefing supports an amendment put forward by Lords McNally and Rooker and Baroness Thornton to Clause 89 of the Deregulation Bill.  The amendment would ensure that the growth duty cannot be applied to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s regulatory functions, in order to:

  1. protect our ability to operate independently, so safeguarding our  ‘A status’ as a United Nations (UN) accredited National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) and the UK’s compliance with European Union (EU) law, and;
  2. ensure that we can exercise our functions and powers in accordance with clear and foreseeable legal limits.  

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