Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Fifth Report


APPENDIX II

Memorandum by the Scottish Office Department of Health

LOTHIAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST (ESTABLISHMENT) ORDER 1998 (S.I. 1998/2717)

The Committee considered the above Instrument at its meeting on 15 December 1998 and requested a Memorandum on the following point.

    Explain the relevance to the making of this National Health Service Trust Establishment Order of consultation under the National Health Service Trusts (Consultation on Dissolution) (Scotland) Regulations 1993 recited in the preamble to this order.

The Committee is referred to the letter of 9 December 1998 issued in respect of Tayside Primary Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/2710) which raised exactly the same point. A copy of the Memorandum submitted by the Department on 11 December is attached hereto (not printed here. See the Committee's 4th Report, Session 1998-99 (HL 16, HC 50-iv), Appendix 2).

The Department would explain that S.I. Nos 2709-2725 and 2728-2735 are mutatis mutandis identical.

18th December 1998



 
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