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.
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
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