Proposed negative statutory instruments (PNSIs) are laid before Parliament where a decision is taken on whether the instrument should be laid under the negative procedure or upgraded to the affirmative procedure.
The following queries provide data for all proposed negative statutory instruments going back to July 2018 when these types of papers started to be laid before Parliament.
The following query will show all PNSIs currently before Parliament which are waiting to be sifted by the European Statutory Instruments Committee (ESIC) and Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (SLSC). The query shows when the sifting period is due to end.
If you have a specified time period you’re interested in then you can amend the query above by adding either of the following strings in the Sparql query:
FILTER ( str(?LaidDate) > '2017-06-01' && str(?LaidDate) < '2019-10-09')
Or if you want to only see proposed negative statutory instruments before/after a certain point use the following (just remember to change the less-than/greater-than sign depending on your need for before/after):
FILTER ( str(?itemDate) > '2019-12-13')
Proposed negative instruments by laying department
Note that any query can be amended to include laying body filter. To do this add the following strings in your query (if laying hasn’t already been queried):
?SI :laidThingHasLaying ?laying. ?laying :businessItemHasProcedureStep id:cspzmb6w . ?laying :date ?laidDate. ?laying :layingHasLayingBody ?layingBody. ?layingBody :name ?layingBodyName. FILTER (?layingBody IN (id:fpWTqVKh))
A list of laying bodies can be found here.
All proposed negatives are required to be considered by both ESIC and SLSC within 10 days of being laid before Parliament. The committees will either agree to the instrument being laid under the negative procedure or they will recommend the instrument be upgraded to the affirmative procedure. The following queries break down committee consideration:
There are occasions when the committees make different decisions on PNSIs with one agreeing to the negative procedure and the other recommending the instrument be upgraded. The following queries highlight the differences:
Once a proposed negative has been considered by both committees the Government can then lay a following Statutory Instrument. The following query shows all proposed negatives that were followed on by an SI and by what type of procedure:
The following queries show the PNSIs that were upgraded to the draft affirmative procedure and when they were debated in the House of Commons and House of Lords. Both queries break down where the debate took place in each House. For the Commons either on the floor or in Delegated Legislation Committee. For the Lords either on the floor or in Grand Committee.
The following query looks for all proposed negative statutory instruments withdrawn from the House of Commons and House of Lords: