Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Sixth Report



APPENDIX VII

Memorandum by the Department of Health

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE COMBINED HEALTHCARE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST (ESTABLISHMENT) ORDER 1998 (S.I. 1998/2972)

1.  By a letter from its Clerk dated 13th January 1999 the Committee has requested the Department to submit a Memorandum on the following points—

    The new article 3(2) of the 1992 Order (substituted by article 2) by sub-paragraph (b) confers on the Trust the following functions: "to provide and manage pursuant to section 5(1)(b) of the Act, and at Hilton Road site, Stoke-on-Trent, and there to provide and manage hospital accommodation and services". Explain —

      (a)  what premises and/or facilities are intended to be provided and managed pursuant to section 5(1)(b); and

      (b)  what premises are intended to be referred to by the word "there".

2.  The premises that are intended to be provided and managed pursuant to section 5(1)(b), by virtue of the new sub-paragraph 3(2)(b), are "Hilton Road site, Stoke-on-Trent".

3.  The premises intended to be referred to by the word "there" are, again, the premises at Hilton Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

4.  Unfortunately, the words "and at" were inserted in error in the version of the draft Order signed by the Minister — the intention having been to insert the words "land at".

5.  The Department regrets that the amended proofs became confused when the draft Order was prepared for signing and undertakes to issue a corrective Order, free of charge.

18th January 1999


 
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