Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Seventeenth Report


APPENDIX 4

Memorandum by the Department of Health

FOOD STANDARDS ACT 1999 (TRANSITIONAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS)

  (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/656)

  1. The Committee considered the above instrument at its meeting on 4th April 2000 and has requested a memorandum by noon on 11th April on the following point—

      "Explain why paragraph 3 of Part VIII of Schedule 4 provides that, in regulation 5(2) of the Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Regulations 1996, the words "the Agency" are to be inserted after (rather than for) the words "the Minister".

  2. The explanation is simply that this is an error for which the Department apologises to the Committee. This consequential modification was intended to be the substitution of the words "the Agency" for the words "the Minister".

  3. The Fresh Meat (Beef Controls) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 are due to be amended very shortly and an amendment to correct the error will be made in the amending regulations.

11th April 2000


 
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