Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eighteenth Report


EIGHTEENTH REPORT

FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF BOTH HOUSES APPOINTED TO SCRUTINIZE STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS*[1]

ORDERED TO REPORT:

1. The Committee has considered the instruments set out in the Annex to this Report and has determined that the special attention of both Houses does not require to be drawn to any of them.

2. A memorandum by the Department of Health in connection with the National Health Service (Vocational Training for General Medical Practice) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2817) is printed in Appendix I to this Report.

MERCHANT SHIPPING (OIL POLLUTION) (PITCAIRN) ORDER 1997 (S.I. 1997/2585)

MERCHANT SHIPPING (OIL POLLUTION) (SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS) ORDER 1997 (S.I. 1997/2587)

3. The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to these Orders on the grounds that they are defectively drafted in three respects.

In section 166(1) in the Schedule to the Pitcairn Order (S.I. 1997/2585), and in section 177(1) in the Schedules to both of the Orders, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office admit in response to a question by the Committee that the words "damage done to a ship" should in each case be "damage done by a ship" and undertake to correct the mistakes at the earliest opportunity. Their memorandum is printed in Appendix II. The Committee reports for defective drafting in respect of each case, acknowledged by the Department.


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* The Orders of Reference of the Committee are set out in the First Report, Session 1997-98 (HL Paper 4; HC 33-i). Back


 
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