Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


NORTHERN IRELAND OFFICE: INSTRUMENTS OUTSTANDING FROM 1998

Total number of instruments outstanding: 6

JCSI ReportInstrument title No. of Article, Regulation or Schedule and Ground for reporting Observation in 1997 Return Observations
1997/98
14thExplosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/401) Reg 9: Partly ultra vires The 1997 Act (which would have included wider powers than are currently available) did not materialise, but 1999 regulations are being prepared under the existing powers which will take account of the Joint Committee's comments The 1997 Regulations were revoked and replaced by the Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 (S.R. 1999/392) made on 17/10/99, which take account of the Joint Committee's comments
16thCarriage of Explosives by Road Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/474) Regs 3(3)(a), 11(1) and Schedule 9, para 6(a): Defective drafting Regulations amending the 1997 regulations are to be made by July 1999, and they will take account of the Joint Committee's comments Regulations amending the 1997 Regulations were not made in 1999 as anticipated but are now being prepared. Subject to the outcome of consultation on the draft Regulations, the intention is to make the Regulations later this year
16thCarriage of Explosives by Road (Driver Training) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/475) Regs 1(1), 1(6), 4(1), 4(2), 5(1) and Schedule 3: Defective drafting Regulations amending the 1997 regulations are to be made by July 1999 and they will take account of the Joint Committee's comments Regulations amending the 1997 Regulations were not made in 1999 as anticipated but are now being prepared. Subject to the outcome of consultation on the draft Regulations, the intention is to make the Regulations later this year
17thControl of Pesticides (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/469) Schedule 3, paras 1(1), 7 and 8: Defective drafting Date for amending instrument not yet known (these regulations follow the model of earlier regulations for England and Wales Amending Regulations for NI will follow as soon as practicable after the making of Regulations for England and Wales, currently planned for Autumn 2000
17thPlant Protection Products (Basic Conditions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/470) Schedule 3, paras 1(1), 7 and 8: Defective drafting Date for amending instrument not yet known (these regulations follow the model of earlier regulations for England and Wales) Amending Regulations for NI will follow as soon as practicable after the making of Regulations for England and Wales, currently planned for Autumn 2000
23rdConstruction (Use of Explosives) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (S.R. 1997/555) Reg. 7(2) and (3): Defective drafting (7(2)), and unnecessary cross-references (7(3)) The appropriate revocation and amendment will be effected in regulations to be made in 1999 It did not prove possible to bring forward amending regulations in 1999. Regulations are being prepared and will be made later in 2000





 
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