Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twenty-Fourth Report


APPENDIX 3

Memorandum by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (EARLY TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT) (DISCRETIONARY
COMPENSATION) (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/1410)

  1. The Committee has requested a Memorandum on the following point arising out of the Local Government (Early Termination of Employment) (Discretionary Compensation) (England and Wales) Regulations 2000:

    "Paragraph (5) of regulation 24, which deals with children's long term compensation, applies for the purposes of that compensation paragraphs (2) and (3) of regulation 22 (spouses' long term compensation) "as if the reference in paragraph (3) to regulation 21 were a reference to" regulation 24. Explain the quoted words, given that regulation 22(3) refers to regulation 19 and not 21. Ought the quoted words to have operated upon regulation 22(4) in which regulation 21 is referred to?"

  2. The reference in regulation 24(5) to paragraphs (2) and (3) of regulation 22 should have been to paragraphs (2) to (4) and the reference to paragraph (3) should have been to paragraph (4). Accordingly, the Committee is right to suggest that the quoted words should have operated on regulation 22(4). The Department regrets that these errors occurred. They will be corrected at the earliest convenient opportunity, which is expected to arise during the course of this year.

27th June 2000


 
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