Preparation of revisions

30 Three-yearly revision programme

(1)

The Attorney-General must prepare a draft 3-yearly revision programme for each new Parliament.

(2)

A draft revision programme must set out—

(a)

the revisions that are proposed to be started during the 3-year period; and

(b)

the revisions that are expected to be enacted during that period; and

(c)

the revisions on which work is expected to continue during that period.

(3)

The Attorney-General must make the draft publicly available and invite submissions on the draft from interested persons and members of the public, allowing a reasonable time for those submissions to be made.

(4)

The Attorney-General must present a revision programme to the House of Representatives as soon as practicable after it is approved by the Government.

(5)

The PCO’s annual report under section 43 of the Public Finance Act 1989 may (without limitation) make—

(a)

recommendations for the repeal of obsolete or redundant enactments or provisions of enactments, if their repeal is not suitable for inclusion in a revision; and

(b)

recommendations for changes to 1 or more of the following:

(i)

the revision powers set out in section 31:

(ii)

the reprint powers under subpart 2:

(iii)

the procedure for the certification of revision Bills.