Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


1. MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD

Total number of instruments reported on: 16


JCSI Report

SI or SR

Point

Type & date of Response

Observations

1996-97:

11th



Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (No. 2) Order 1996 (S.I. 1996/3183)


i


G


The Ministry disagrees with the Committee.

11th

Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/3124)

i - vi

F

An amending instrument is likely to be made later in 1998. Although S.I. 1996/3124 was amended by the Products of Animal Origin (Import and Export) (Amendment) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/3032), that instrument was made in response to an Article 169 letter and in the circumstances there was not sufficient time to incorporate amendments to deal with the Committee's comments.

14th

Diseases of Poultry (Amendment) Order (S.I. 1997/150)

i, ii, iii

F

Date for further instrument not known.

16th

Registration of Homeopathic Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulations (S.I. 1997/322)

i

ii


A

F


Elucidation provided.

Date for amending instrument not known.


16th

Bovine Products (Production and Despatch) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/389)

i

ii


A

E - 1.8.97


Elucidation provided. Instrument revoked by the Bovines and Bovine Products (Despatch Prohibition and Production Restriction) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1905).

1997-98:

4th



Enzootic Bovine Leukosis Order (S.I. 1997/757)


i, ii, iii


F


Date for further instrument not known.

4th

Brucellosis Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/758)

i, ii, iii

F

Date for further instrument not known.

5th

Sheep Scab Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/968)

i

F

Date for further instrument not known.

8th

Medicines (Products for Animal Use - Fees) Regulations (S.I. 1997/1469)

i


ii


A


F


The Ministry accepts that a reference to the relevant directive should have been included in the Explanatory Note.

Further instrument expected in October 1998.


11th

Animals and Animal Products (Examination for Residues and Maximum Residue Limits) Regulations (S.I. 1997/1729)

i


ii, iii

iv

v-ix

x


A


F

A

F

G


The Ministry notes that the Committee reported the Explanatory Note for being incomplete.

Date for amending instrument not known.

Elucidation provided.

Date for amending instrument not known.

Copies of consolidated text of relevant Regulation provided to the Committee.


12th

Agricultural Holdings (Units of Production) Order 1997 (S.I. 1997/1962)

i

F

Further instrument expected in September 1998.

13th

Cattle Identification (Enforcement) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1901)

i, ii

F

Further instrument expected in April 1998.

13th

Fish Health Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1881)

i, ii

F

It is expected that the Regulations will require updating and amendment within the next 18 months as part of the regular programme to implement fish health decisions.

13th

Bovines and Bovine Products (Despatch Prohibition and Production Restriction) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/1905)

i

F

A further instrument is likely to be made later in 1998 which will incorporate an amendment to deal with the Committee's comments.

16th

Food Industry Development Scheme (S.I. 1997/2673)

i-vii

A

Elucidation provided.

17th

Sheep Annual Premium (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 1997/2500)

i

G

In future, the Department will lay in manuscript where waiting for the final, printed copy would result in an unjustifiable delay.



 
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