Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Fourth Report


APPENDIX VII

Memorandum by the Department of the Environmment

RENT OFFICERS (HOUSING RENEWAL GRANTS FUNCTIONS) ORDER 1997 (S.I. 1997/778)

  1. By a letter from its Clerk dated 11 June 1997 the Committee has requested a memorandum on the following point:

    "Given that the period of 45 working days (for a rent officer to give advice) is expressed by article 2(1) to run from the date when he requests further information (if any) under article 2(2), explain the substantive effect of the words from ªand until" in the latter provision."

  2. The Department accepts that the words from "and until" in article 2(2) merely repeat the effect of the words "or where he requests further information in paragraph (2)" in article 2(1). We regret not having noticed this duplication, and will remove the unnecessary words from article 2(2) when a suitable opportunity for amending the Order arises.

13th June 1997


 
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