Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments First Special Report


DTI: INSTRUMENTS REPORTED IN 1999

Total number of instruments reported on: 7

JCSI Report Instrument Title Regulation No. and Ground for Reporting Type and date of response Observations
1998/99
8thTelecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) (Direct Marketing) Regulations 1998 (1998/3170) Regulation 2(2) and (3) & 4(1) were reported for defective drafting Regulation 2(2) and (3) amended by regulation 2 of the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000/157) which came into force on 1st March 2000. Regulation 4(1) amended by Regulations 3(1) and 5 of the Telecommunications (Data Protection and Privacy) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2093), the relevant parts of which came into force on 1st March 2000   
13thOffshore Petroleum Production and Pipe-lines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations (S.I. 1999/360) Regulations 12(2)(a) and 16(2) were reported for defective drafting Awaiting opportunity to amend Date for amending instrument not known
19thNon-road Mobile Machinery (Emission of Gaseous and Particle Pollutants) Regulations (S.I. 1999/1053) Regulation 2(1) was reported for defective drafting Awaiting opportunity to amend Date for amending instrument not known. (Responsibility for these Regulations has now passed to DETR)
27thCopyright (Application to other Countries) Order (S.I. 1999/1751) Regulation 4(3) was reported for failure to include a necessary footnote Awaiting opportunity to amend/act on comments   
29thPressure Equipment Regulations (S.I. 1999/2001) Regulation 11: requires elucidationRegulation 20(4)(c): requires elucidationSchedule 8, para 2(d) was reported for defective drafting In respect of regulations 11 and 20, no action necessaryIn respect of Schedule 8, awaiting opportunity to amend No amendment requiredDate for amending instrument not known
1999/2000
1stDangerous Substances and Preparations (Safety) (Consolidation) (Amendment) Regulations (S.I. 1999/2084) An unexpected use of the power under which they were made no action necessary The Department maintains its view that the purpose of the Directive is consumer safety. Accordingly, it must be construed in a manner which permits the retention of colour in paraffin when research has established that the removal of the colouring agent would cause a significantly greater risk to the safety of consumers than its retention
3rdPrice Marking Order (S.I. 1999/3042) Article 1(1) was reported for defective drafting no action necessary Article 1(1) of the Order provides for article 2(1) to come into force on 4 December 1999 and for all other articles to come into force on 18 March 2000 but failed to provide that article 1(1) itself would come into force on 4 December. The Department did not consider it necessary to amend the Order




 
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