Memorandum by the Department
for Education and Employment
2000 (S.I. 2000/1407)
1. The Committee has asked the
Department for a memorandum on the following point:
instrument corrects an error in an earlier instrument, has the
Department (as required by paragraph 3.24 of Statutory Instrument
Practice) made arrangements for copies of the amending instrument
to be made available free of charge to all known recipients of
the earlier instrument? If so, explain why the amending instrument
does not bear a headnote to that effect (see paragraph 3.25 of
Statutory Instrument Practice)."
2. The Department very much
regrets that when this instrument was prepared the need to make
arrangements for it to be issued free of charge to all known recipients
of the earlier instrument was overlooked. Consequently, no such
arrangements were made and the instrument accordingly does not
bear the usual headnote for such cases.
3. As the instrument was issued
over 3 weeks ago, it is no longer practicable to re-issue it.
The Department has, however, made arrangements via HMSO for known
purchasers of the instrument to be reimbursed by the Stationery
Office Limited who will ensure that no charge will be made for
any further purchases of the instrument.
20th June 2000