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 Privy Council
Office in connection with the General Osteopathic Council (Conditional
Registration) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 1998 (S.I. 1998/2695)
is printed in Appendix I to this Report.
3. A memorandum by the Lord President's
Private Office in connection with the Act of Sederunt (Fees of
Solicitors in the Sheriff Court) (Amendment) 1998 (S.I. 1998/2675)
is printed in Appendix II to this Report.
4. A memorandum by the Department
of Health in connection with the National Health Service (General
Medical Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2838)
is printed in Appendix III to this Report.
1998 (S.I. 1998/2763)
5. The Committee draws the special
attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the ground that
they are defectively drafted.
These Regulations make provision
in relation to schools for the preparation of instruments of government
and the reconstitution of governing bodies under those instruments.
Regulation 20(2) and (6) provides that, for the purposes of the
reconstitution of the governing body, regulation 14(2) shall apply
subject to the modification that the word "had"
shall be inserted before the word "power".
Given that the word "power"
occurs twice in regulation 14(2), the Committee asked the Department
for Education and Employment where the insertion is to be made.
The Department say in a memorandum printed in Appendix IV that
should be inserted before the first "power".
They apologise for the error and say that they will make a correction.
The Committee reports regulation 20(6) for defective drafting,
acknowledged by the Department.
1 The Orders of Reference of the Committee are set out in the First Report, Session 1998-99 (HL Paper 4; HC 50-i). Back