Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


DEPARTMENTAL RETURNS ON INSTRUMENTS REPORTED TO PARLIAMENT IN 1997

1   The role of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments is to examine the technical legality and coherence of general statutory instruments.[1] Every year there are some instruments with which the Committee is dissatisfied and which we have the responsibility to draw to the special attention of both Houses of Parliament. In July 1997 we decided to request from all Departments a return on instruments reported to both Houses in the calendar year 1997. These returns are printed in the Annex to this Report together with a key to the form used.

2   It is not our practice to re-open scrutiny of instruments reported in the past. Nevertheless, we believe that these returns are useful to both the Departments and ourselves in keeping track of instruments reported on and of recurrent issues. They may also assist Departments in showing the type of problems which have arisen with similar instruments laid by other bodies. It is our intention to request such returns on an annual basis and we trust that Departments will be as helpful in future as they have been on this occasion.


REPORTS FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS IN 1997


Title of Report

House of Lords no.

House of Commons no.

Date of publication

1996-97




Eighth

32

29-viii

14 January 1997

Ninth

33

29-ix

21 January 1997

Tenth

36

29-x

28 January 1997

Eleventh

39

29-xi

4 February 1997

Twelfth

47

29-xii

18 February 1997

Thirteenth

48

29-xiii

25 February 1997

Fourteenth

58

29-xiv

4 March 1997

Fifteenth

61

29-xv

11 March 1997

Sixteenth

67

29-xvi

18 March 1997

1997-98




First

4

33-i

5 June 1997

Second

6

33-ii

10 June 1997

Third

7

33-iii

17 June 1997

Fourth

11

33-iv

24 June 1997

Fifth

13

33-v

1 July 1997

Sixth

14

33-vi

8 July 1997

Seventh

16

33-vii

15 July 1997

Eighth

21

33-viii

22 July 1997

Ninth

24

33-ix

29 July 1997

Tenth

29

33-x

28 October 1997

Eleventh

31

33-xi

4 November 1997

Twelfth

33

33-xii

11 November 1997

Thirteenth

37

33-xiii

18 November 1997

Fourteenth

42

33-xiv

25 November 1997

Fifteenth

46

33-xv

2 December 1997

Sixteenth

48

33-xvi

9 December 1997

Seventeenth

52

33-xvii

16 December 1997



1  In 1997 1,663 such instruments were registered with the Statutory Publications Office. Back




 
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