Memorandum by the Department for Transport,
Local Government and the Regions
LOCAL AUTHORITIES (GOODS AND SERVICES) (PUBLIC BODIES)
(ENGLAND) (NO. 4) ORDER 2001 (S.I. 2001/3347)
1.The Committee has asked for a memorandum on the
"Explain the failure to comply with the 21
day rule in the case of this instrument, and why no such explanation
was supplied to the Committee, as required by paragraph 5.22 of
Statutory Instrument Practice."
2.The Department did not intend to break the 21 day
rule in this case. Owing to an error, the instrument contains
an earlier coming into force date than was intended. This error
was not noticed and, accordingly, no explanation was supplied
to the Committee for a breach of the 21 day rule. The Department
apologises for the error, for its inadvertent breach of the 21
day rule and for failing to supply a Memorandum.
3.As the Order is essentially enabling in its nature,
the error has no adverse consequence for local authorities or
public bodies affected by the Order.
19th November 2001