Memorandum by the Department
of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
1999 (S.I. 1999/3242)
1. The Committee has requested
a memorandum on the following point:
of regulation 19 provides that the provisions contained in that
regulation are without prejudice to - (a) the provisions contained
elsewhere in the Regulations, and (b) any prohibition or restriction,
arising otherwise than by this regulation, on the employment of
any person. Given that the Department has acknowledged that this
provision does not serve any particular purpose, explain why the
Department has not followed the recommendation in the Committee's
Fourteenth Report (1996-97) on S.I. 1997/135 that this is an unnecessary
provision to be removed at the next opportunity.
2. The inclusion of this provision
is regretted and the Department apologies for its oversight in
failing to rectify this point when consolidating and amending
the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992.
The Department will amend the Regulations at the earliest opportunity.
13 January 2000