Parliamentary Counsel Office
We take pride in high quality drafting and in making legislation accessible to all.
Chief Parliamentary Counsel
- Consultation is underway on the draft revision programme intended to make selected Acts more accessible. More »
- The Chief Parliamentary Counsel's expenses for the 12 months to 30 June 2014 have been published. More »
- A new version of the clauses for standard elements of Treaty settlement Bills has been released. More »
- The PCO's performance measures for the 2014/15 year are now available.
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.