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Developing legislation with the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel

Find our legislative process handbook, guide to preparing an explanatory memorandum and template, notes on preparing statutory rules.

Legislative process handbook

This document explains how Acts of Parliament are developed, and also includes information for navigating, understanding, and working with those Acts.

Guide to preparing an explanatory memorandum and template

This document provides help with the preparation of the explanatory memorandum for a Bill. It describes the purpose of an explanatory memorandum, and the process for preparing and finalising an explanatory memorandum. It also sets out examples, information and tips about how to write clause notes, including information about how much detail is required and the expectations of the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee. It also contains a template to be used to prepare an explanatory memorandum in the correct format and style.

Preparing statutory rules - notes for guidance

This document provides help with the preparation of draft Statutory Rules and the process for making them.

Reviewed 27 February 2020

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