Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Third Report


APPENDIX 2

Memorandum by the Department of Trade and Industry

THE PRICE MARKING ORDER 1999 (S.I. 1999/3042)

  1. By letter from the Commons Clerk of the Committee dated 24 November 1999, the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments requested a memorandum on the following point-

"Article 1(1) provides for article 2(1) to come into force on 4 December 1999 and for all other articles to come into force on 18 March 2000. Ought it not to have been made explicit that article 1(1) itself is to come into force on 4 December 1999?"

  2. The Department accepts that the omission of an explicit reference to the date of coming into force of article 1(1) is an error. The Department regrets this. However, it believes that the error is unlikely to be the cause of any confusion. It is clear when article 2(1) and all other substantive provisions are intended to come into force.

24th November 1999


 
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