MP PLAYS KEY ROLE APPROVING REFERENDUM DATE STATUTORY INSTRUMENT

 

Victoria Prentis MP hails “historic moment”.

Yesterday afternoon, North Oxfordshire MP, Victoria Prentis helped approve a statutory instrument setting the date of the EU referendum for Thursday 23 June 2016.

Statutory instruments are a form of legislation which allow the provision of an Act of Parliament to be brought into effect or altered, without an entirely new Act of Parliament. Victoria sits on the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, which considers statutory instruments before the House every sitting Wednesday.

Speaking after the meeting, Victoria said, “I was really pleased to have the opportunity to scrutinise and approve this statutory instrument. We consider a variety of statutory instruments every week and have made some important decisions over recent months. None have been quite as significant as the decision we had in front of us today. It was a historic moment. As an affirmative statutory instrument, it must now go before both Houses of Parliament for approval. Those debates will take place shortly.