Memorandum by the Home Office
ROAD TRAFFIC (OWNER LIABILITY) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/2546)
1. The Committee has requested a memorandum in respect
of the above instrument on the following point:
Section 88(2) of the Road Traffic
Offenders Act 1988 requires the Secretary of State to consult
with such representative organisations as he thinks fit before
making regulations under section 84. Explain whether such consultations
were undertaken and, if so, why this is not mentioned in the recital
of powers (see paragraph 2.26 of the Statutory Instrument Practice).
2. Before making Regulations the Secretary of State
consulted the representative organisations listed in the Annex.
3. The Department accepts that the fact that this
consultation took place should have been recited in the preamble
to the Regulations in accordance with paragraph 2.26 of Statutory
Instrument Practice and regrets the oversight.
21 November 2000