Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food
ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS (IMPORT AND EXPORT) (ENGLAND
AND WALES) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 1) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/2524)
1. The Joint Committee has requested a memorandum
on the following question
This instrument came into force
on 15 September 2000 before it was laid on that day. Has the Department
sent to the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons
a notification as required by the proviso to section 4(1) of the
Statutory Instruments Act 1946? If so, when, and if not, explain
why no notification was sent.
2. As the Ministry's voluntary memorandum of 15 September
[not printed] indicated, this instrument was brought into
force with some urgency in order to comply with Community legislation.
The Ministry acknowledges that it overlooked the requirement to
notify the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons
in cases where a statutory instrument is made to come into force
before it is laid, and apologizes for the error.
17 November 2000