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Challenge a regulation

People or organisations may make a complaint to the Regulations Review Committee if they feel wronged by how a regulation operates. If you need to make a complaint about a regulation there is a standard format for this, which is outlined in the procedural guide, Making a complaint to the Regulations Review Committee.

About regulations

For a definition of ’regulations’ see section 29 of the Interpretation Act 1999.

About the Regulations Review Committee

The Regulations Review Committee examines all regulations, investigates complaints about regulations, and examines proposed regulation-making powers in bills.

Grounds for complaints about regulations

Before you make a complaint to the Regulations Review committee, you must read Standing Order 319 and make sure you understand the grounds for a valid complaint about a regulation.

How to make a complaint about a regulation

Complaints must be made in writing. We suggest you use the guidelines we provide in Making a complaint to the Regulations Review Committee.