This section contains information on our current legislation, draft legislation, past legislation, regulatory impact assessments and the statute law database.
You can see details of the primary legislation enacted by the Department for Constitutional Affairs, and its predecessor the Lord Chancellor's Department, since 1997 and information on some of the secondary legislation enacted by the Department.
When introducing or amending legislation, including new regulations, Government has to assess whether they pose risks for individuals and organisations, particularly in relation to their health and safety, their finances, and for the environment. A regulatory impact assessment (RIA) document outlines this assessment.
The statute law database of United Kingdom legislation contains the text of all Acts that were in force on 1 February 1991 and all Acts and printed Statutory Instruments passed since then. It also contains local legislation, both primary and printed secondary. More information...