Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Fifth Report


APPENDIX 2

Memorandum by the Lord Chancellor's Department

RULES OF THE SUPREME COURT (NORTHERN IRELAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 3) 2000 (S.I. 2000/393)

1. This Memorandum is submitted at the request of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in response to their letter of 16 January 2001, in which they ask for a memorandum.

The copies of this instrument supplied to the Committee were in part illegible due to poor printing or copying. What steps does the Department propose to take to prevent a recurrence?

2. Due to the heavy workload prior to the Christmas Recess, the photocopier in the Lord Chancellor's Private Office had to deal with a high volume of copying. This extra work proved to take a toll on a usually reliable machine. The Assistant Parliamentary Clerk will, in future, inspect the copies before they are sent to the Joint Committee and will ensure the photocopier is serviced at regular intervals.

22 January 2001


 
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