Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


APPENDIX

DEPARTMENTAL RETURNS

OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS: INSTRUMENTS OUTSTANDING FROM 1997

Total number of instruments outstanding: 1


JCSI Report

Instrument title

Regulation No. and Ground for reporting

Observation in 1997 Return

Observations

1997/8





16th

The Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Regulations 1997

(SI 1997/2204)


Defective drafting: Welsh language forms in several places do not accurately reflect the English language forms.

Awaiting opportunity to amend.

Review of the content and layout of the Welsh forms undertaken in consultation with officials of the Welsh Office and the Welsh Language Board, and Lord Prys-Davies. Draft consolidating regulations prepared. Intended that they be made in time to come into force on 1 May.


 
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