Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Sixth Report


Memorandum by the Department for Education and Employment


1. The Joint Committee requested by letter of 24 January 2001 the submission of a memorandum on the following point:

    "New article 9A(b) (inserted by article 2(3)) provides that a member of the Forum appointed pursuant to article 4(a) may be removed from office by the Forum if any of the schools referred to in "those paragraphs" are discontinued. Given that new article 9A(b) refers only to paragraph (a) of Article 4, explain the reference to the words quoted. If some words have been unintentionally omitted, identify those words."

2. The words "those paragraphs" in article 2(3) of the above Order are incorrect and should read "that paragraph". No words have been omitted.

3. The department accepts that the drafting is defective and will aim to eliminate such defects in future statutory instruments.

24 January 2001

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