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 European Specialist Medical Qualifications
Amendment Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2928) is printed in
Appendix I to this Report.
3. A memorandum by the Home Office
in connection with the Immigration (European Economic Area) (Amendment)
Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/2981) is printed in Appendix II to
REGULATIONS 1998 (S.I. 1998/20)
4. The Committee draws the special
attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the ground that
they are defectively drafted.
The reference in regulation 18(3)
to paragraph 7(a) of regulation 60 of the Motor Vehicles (Driving
Licences) Regulations 1996 should be to paragraph 7(b). The Department
of the Environment, Transport and the Regions admit the mistake
and undertake to correct it in consolidating regulations to be
made in the near future (Appendix III). The Committee reports
regulation 18(3) for defective drafting, acknowledged by the Department.
The Orders of Reference of the Committee are set out in the First
Report, Session 1997-98 (HL Paper 4; HC 33-i). Back