Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


APPENDIX

DEPARTMENTAL RETURNS

  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY: INSTRUMENTS OUTSTANDING FROM 1997

Total number of instruments outstanding: 9


JCSI Report

Instrument title

Regulation

No. and Ground for

Reporting


Type & date of response

Observations


1997/98





1st

Occupational & Personal Pension Schemes (Contracting-Out etc: Review of Determinations) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/358)

3(4):

4(2):

5(1):

Defective drafting


Awaiting opportunity to amend

Regulations likely to be revoked later this year on introduction of new arrangements for determining contracting-out issues.

5th

Good Laboratory Practice Regulations 1997) S.I. 1997/654)

2(1) Elucidation required.

6(1) a: Elucidation required

3(b) and Para (2)(d), (e) and (f) and 9(2): Defective drafting and not in accordance with proper legislative practice


Awaiting opportunity to amend

No action taken as yet. Revision expected in 1999.

14th

Social Fund Cold Weather Payments (General) Amendment Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2435)

2: Elucidation required

Elucidation provided. Amending instrument may be made in Autumn 1999

No further action taken or proposed in relation to the use of the expression "alpha suffix". The interpretation of this expression has not in practice been an issue.

15th

Housing Benefit (Recovery of Overpayments) Regulation 1997 (S.I. 1997/2435)

3(3)(a): Defective drafting

Awaiting opportunity to amend

Corrections were made in S.I. 1998/2454—issued free to known recipients of S.I. 1997/2435

15th

Housing Benefit (Information from Landlords and Agents) Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2436)

5(2)(b): Defective drafting

Awaiting opportunity to amend

Regulation 5(2)(b) has not been amended, but is still under review.

15th

Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 1997 (S.I. 1997/2358)

(a) Regulation 2

(b) New regulation 4(4) (inserted by regulation 4(b))—Defective drafting


Awaiting opportunity to amend

No action has been taken because no amending Regulations have been made since that time. When amendments are made, the opportunity will be taken to clarify the drafting.


 
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