1. The Chairman of the Committee
wrote to the President of the Council on 3 February requesting
a memorandum on the arrangements for the scrutiny of delegated
legislation in the Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament,
and how areas of overlap or need for co-operation with Westminster
are to be handled. This memorandum, received on 24 March, is
printed in Appendix I.
2. 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.
3. A memorandum by the Department
of the Environment, Transport and the Regions in connection with
the Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Amendment) Regulations
1998 (S.I. 1998/295) is printed in Appendix II to this Report.
4. A memorandum by the Department
of Health in connection with the Children (Protection at Work)
Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/276) is printed in Appendix III
to this Report.
5. A memorandum by the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office in connection with the Consular Fees Order
1998 (S.I. 1998/257) is printed in Appendix IV to this Report.
The Orders of Reference of the Committee are set out in the First
Report, Session 1997-98 (HL Paper 4; HC 33-i). Back