Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eleventh Report


ELEVENTH REPORT

FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF BOTH HOUSES APPOINTED TO SCRUTINISE STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS, ETC.[1]

ORDERED TO REPORT:

  1. The Committee has considered the instruments set out in the Annex to this Report and has determined that the special attention of both Houses does not require to be drawn to any of them.

  2. Memoranda from the Scotland Office in connection with the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (Exemption from Repeal) (Scotland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3274) are printed in Appendix 1 to this Report.

DRAFT GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY ELECTIONS (EXPENSES) ORDER 2000

  3. The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to this draft Order on the ground that it makes an unexpected use of the power under which it is made.

  4. The draft Order differs only in title from the draft Greater London Authority (Election Expenses) Order 2000 on which the Committee reported in its Tenth Report. That Report sets out the reasons which led the Committee to conclude that that draft Order made an unexpected use of the power under which it was made. A memorandum from the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions was printed in Appendix 1 to the Tenth Report and sets out the considerations which led to the proposed dramatic increase in the limit on election expenses incurred by third parties.

PRESSURE SYSTEMS SAFETY REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/128)

  5. The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the ground that they are defectively drafted.

  6. These regulations re-enact with amendments the Pressure Systems and transportable Gas Containers Regulations 1989 as amended. Those regulations impose safety requirements on pressure systems which are used or intended to be used at work. The Committee asked the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions to explain the reference in regulation 9(3) to regulation 14(4). In the memorandum printed in Appendix 2 the Department acknowledge that there is no regulation numbered 14(4) and therefore the reference to it is redundant. They undertake to correct the error at the next convenient opportunity. The Committee therefore reports regulation 9(3) for defective drafting, acknowledged by the Department.


1   The Orders of Reference of the Committee are set out in the First Report, Session 1999-2000 (HL Paper 4; HC 47-i). Back


 
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