Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twelfth Report



RESTRICTION OF LIBERTY ORDER (SCOTLAND) AMENDMENT REGULATIONS 1999 (S.I. 1999/144)

  6.  The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the ground that they are defectively drafted.

  7.   Regulation 2 defines "the Principal Regulations" as meaning the Restriction of Liberty Order (Scotland) Regulations 1998 "unless the context otherwise requires". In response to a question by the Committee, the Scottish Office admit that there is actually no context in which some other meaning might be necessary (Appendix III). The Committee reports regulation 2 as being defectively drafted, acknowledged by the Department.


 
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