Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twelfth Report


APPENDIX V

Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food


AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS (UNITS OF PRODUCTION) ORDER 1997 (S.I. 1997/1962)

  1. The Joint Committee by letter dated 29 October 1977 has requested a memorandum on the following point:

    "In relation to the definition of Community instrument in article 1(3), explain what is meant by reference to such instruments (and their amendments) "as may exist" on the date the Order is made. Is this meant to indicate adoption, publication or entry into force? "

Response

  2. In context article 1(3) refers to instruments and their amendments in force on the date the Order is made. Nevertheless, it is accepted that the point could be made explicit and this will be borne in mind for future Orders.

  3. This memorandum is submitted on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Welsh Office Agriculture Department.

3rd November 1997


 
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