Memorandum by the Home
1999 (S.I. 1999/1404)
1. By a letter dated 16 June
1999 from the Commons Clerk of the Committee, the Department was
requested to submit a memorandum on the following point:
Does the Department,
in view of the many amendments to the principal Regulations (S.I. 1985/2066),
intend to produce an early consolidation?
2. The Department does indeed
intend to produce a consolidated set of Misuse of Drugs Regulations.
A first draft of such Regulations has already been produced and
it is intended that they will be made later this year.
3. The importance of making the
amendment contained in S.I. 1999/1404 was considered to override
the case for delaying until the consolidated Regulations are ready.
22 June 1999