Memorandum by the Northern
2000 (S.R. 2000/171)
1. The Joint Committee on Statutory
Instruments considered the above instrument on 20 June 2000
and requested the Northern Ireland Office to submit a memorandum
on the following points
the following references -
(a)in regulation 5(1) to regulation
7(10) (which does not exist);
(b)in regulation 7(7), to "the
examination referred to in" regulation 7(5) (which contains
no such reference).
Should these references be to
regulations 7(9) and 7(6) respectively?"
2. Schedule 1 paragraph 1(b)
purports to disapply these Regulations in the case of vehicles
exempted from excise duty under paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to
the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Is it not the case
that paragraph 21 was repealed by Schedule 29 Part V of the Finance
3. The Department accepts that
the reference in regulation 5(1) to regulation 7(10) is incorrect.
The reference should be to 7(9). The Department also accepts that
the reference in regulation 7(7) is incorrect, but considers that
the reference should be to 7(4) rather than 7(6).
4. In relation to paragraph
21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
the Committee is correct in stating that the paragraph was repealed
by Part V of Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 1995.
5. The Department will bring
forward amendments to these regulations at the earliest opportunity.
26th June 2000