I serve on the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. The Committee examines Statutory Instruments and reports on those that merit the attention of the House. We rarely take oral evidence, but we have decided to do so in respect of the Government’s recent guidance on public consultations, which entails Departments being able to hold a consultation period shorter than the standard twelve weeks. The new approach was announced without itself being subject to consultation. Following correspondence with Oliver Letwin, the Minister for Government Policy, the committee has decided to take oral evidence from him. We have also decided to invite written submissions. You can see the call for evidence here.