Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirteenth Report


APPENDIX 2

Memorandum by the Department for Education and Employment

Education (Budget Statements) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/569)

1. The Committee have requested a memorandum on the following points:

    Explain the purposes and effect of the words "except for regulation 3" in regulation 1(2). If the intention is that regulation 3 should supersede the equivalent provisions in the previous Regulations, explain why these Regulations do not expressly revoke those provisions.

2. It is not the intention that regulation 3 should supersede the equivalent provisions in the previous Regulations. Budget Statements will have been prepared under those Regulations some 12 months ago. The words "except for regulation 3"should not have been included in regulation 1(2). They imply that regulation 3 will continue to apply to Budget Statements prepared for future financial years. That is not the intention. Fresh Budget Statement Regulations will be made for 2002/03. The Department apologises for the error and will include a provision amending regulation 1(2) in the next regulations to be made under section 52 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (c. 31).


 
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