Parliamentary Counsel Office
We take pride in high quality drafting and in making legislation accessible to all.
Chief Parliamentary Counsel
- Some changes are coming to the format of legislation. More »
- The 2014 table of Legislative Instruments and the Acts under which they were made is now available online. View the table »
- Two Government responses to Regulations Review Committee reports have been presented to the House. More »
- The revision programme for 2015–2017 was presented to the House on 8 December. View the programme »
We draft legislation to support the Government's legislative programme. Our goal is legislation that is effective, clear, consistent with other legislation, and adheres to legal principle. And we publish legislation in hard copy and online.
Information for agencies that instruct the PCO in the development of legislation.
Resources include the Guide to Working with the PCO, Principles of clear drafting, information on supplying forms and graphics for publication in legislation, and how to notify Legislative Instruments for publication.