Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Minutes of Proceedings Report


DIE MARTIS 15o JANUARII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Mr Harold Best

L. Greenway   Brian White

L. Hardy of Wath  

L. Lea of Crondall  

L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 18th December are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3510), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Savings, Modifications and Consequential Provisions) (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Scotland) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3640), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Firemen's Pension Scheme (Pension Sharing) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3691), on the grounds that there has been a failure to comply with proper procedures in respect of the instrument, and that the Explanatory Note accompanying the instrument is incomplete.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3739), the National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary List) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3740), the National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment (No. 6) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3741), and the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 4) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3742), on the ground that the drafting of the instruments falls below the standard which may reasonably be expected in legislation.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the General Medical Council (Registration (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations) Order of Council 2001 (S.I. 2001/3668) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fifteenth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 22nd January.




DIE MARTIS 22o JANUARII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr Harold Best

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 15th January are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Derby College (Government) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3810)on the grounds that the instrument makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power and that in one respect there appears to be a doubt whether the instrument is intra vires.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the East Basildon Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001(S.I. 2001/3836), the North Southwark Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3838), the Kingston upon Hull (Bransholme Area) Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3840), the East Brighton Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3841), the North East Sheffield Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3843), the Plymouth Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3844), the Thetford Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3845), the South Tyneside Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3846), the Birmingham (Aston and Nechells) Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3847), and the Nottingham (Bulwell) Education Action Zone (Extension and Variation) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3848), on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Fur Farming (Compensation Scheme) (England) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3853), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Care Homes Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3965), the Private and Voluntary Health Care (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3968), and the National Care Standards Commission (Registration) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3969), on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (Stage II) Designation (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3774) and the Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No. 6) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3728) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Sixteenth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 29th January.




DIE MARTIS 29o JANUARII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr Harold Best

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 22nd January are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Care Standards Act 2000 (Commencement No. 9 (England) and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/3852), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Plant Protection Products (Payments) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3898), on the ground that no statement of compatibility with Convention rights was provided with the instrument.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Environmental Impact Assessment (Uncultivated Land and Semi-natural Areas) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3966), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings (Costs) (Amendment No. 2) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2001 (S.R. 2001/426), on the ground that there has been a failure to comply with Statutory Instrument Practice in respect of the instrument.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

Ordered, That the Lord Skelmersdale visit the National Assembly for Wales to meet the Legislation Committee of the National Assembly.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Seventeenth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 5th February.




DIE MARTIS 5o FEBRUARII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr Harold Best

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 29th January are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Children's Homes Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3967), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal (Time Limits) (Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3982), on the ground that there appears to be a doubt whether the instrument is intra vires.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/3998), on the grounds that in one respect the instrument is drafted in an unnecessarily referential way, and in another respect it is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Education Standards Fund (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2001(S.I. 2001/3994), on the ground that the instrument does not comply with proper legislative practice.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Road Traffic (NHS Charges) Amendment Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/4030) and to the Radioactive Substances (Clocks and Watches) (England and Wales) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/4005) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Eighteenth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 12th February.




DIE MARTIS 12o FEBRUARII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr Harold Best

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 5th February are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Fostering Services Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/57), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Nineteenth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 26th February.




DIE MARTIS 26o FEBRUARII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Mr Harold Best

L. Greenway  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Hardy of Wath  Brian White

L. Skelmersdale  

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 12th February are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Peak District National Park Authority (Restriction of Agricultural Operations) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/80), on the ground that there was unjustified delay in notifying the Lord Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons that the instrument came into force before it was laid before Parliament.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twentieth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 5th March.




DIE MARTIS 5o MARTII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Lea of Crondall  Brian White

L. Skelmersdale  

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 26th February are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002(S.I. 2002/115), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power. —(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Import and Export Restrictions (Foot-And-Mouth Disease) (No. 3) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/119), on the ground that the instrument isdefectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-first Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 12th March.



DIE MARTIS 12o MARTII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Mr Ivan Henderson

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Lea of Crondall

L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 5th March are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Animal Gatherings (Interim Measures) (England) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/202), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Food and Animal Feeding stuffs (Products of Animal Origin from China) (Control) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/183), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-second Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 19th March.




DIE MARTIS 19o MARTII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Mr Harold Best

L. Greenway  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Skelmersdale  Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Brougham and Vaux.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 12th March are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/233), on the ground that the instrument makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Sheep and Goats Identification and Movement (Interim Measures) (England) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/240), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-third Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 26th March.




DIE MARTIS 26o MARTII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Mr Jonathan Djanogly

L. Greenway  Brian White

L. Hardy of Wath  

L. Skelmersdale  

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 19th March are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/79), on the ground that the instrument requires elucidation.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Food (Star Anise from Third Countries) (Emergency Control) (England) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/334), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted in one respect, and in another respect makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the the Diseases of Fish (Control) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/284), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Notification of Marketing of Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (England and Wales) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/333), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted in one respect.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/335) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-fourth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 16th April.




DIE MARTIS 16o APRILIS 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway  Mr Harold Best

L. Hardy of Wath  Brian White

L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 9th April are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Education (QCA Levy) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/435), on the ground that the drafting of the instrument is defective in one respect and unnecessarily complex and obscure in another.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Dairy Produce Quotas (General Provisions) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/458), on the ground that appropriate consultation was not undertaken before the instrument was made.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Occupational Pension Schemes (Minimum Funding Requirement and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/380) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/637), the Lotteries (Gaming Board Fees) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/639), the Gaming (Bingo) Act (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/640) and the Gaming Act (Variation of Fees) (England and Wales and Scotland) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/642) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-fifth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 23rd April.




DIE MARTIS 23o APRILIS 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Hardy of Wath  Brian White

L. Lea of Crondall  

L. Skelmersdale   

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 16th April are read.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Litter (Fixed Penalty) (England) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/424) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/487) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/537) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (Fees) (Amendment) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/473) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-sixth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 30th April.




DIE MARTIS 30o APRILIS 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Lea of Crondall  

L. Skelmersdale          

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 23rd April are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/528), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Health Service (General Dental Services) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/558), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/561), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and the Explanatory Note accompanying the instrument is incomplete.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Medicines for Human Use and Medical Devices (Fees and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/542) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-seventh Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 7th May.




DIE MARTIS 7o MAII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Mr Ivan Henderson

L. Greenway  Brian White

L. Hardy of Wath  

L. Lea of Crondall

L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 30th April are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Hemp (Third Country Imports) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/787), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted in one respect, and that in another respect the instrument makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power.—(Brian White.)

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Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/732) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Court of Protection (Enduring Powers of Attorney) (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I. 2002/832) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2002 (S.I. 2002/833) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Police Service of Northern Ireland Pensions Regulations 2002 (S.R. 2002/100) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-eighth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 14th May.




DIE MARTIS 14o MAII 2002

Present:

L. Hardy of Wath  Huw Irranca-Davies

L. Skelmersdale  Chris Mole

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 7th May are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the TSE (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/843), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted in a number of respects.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the National Health Service (General Medical Services Supplementary List) (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/848) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-ninth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 21st May.




DIE MARTIS 21o MAII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Huw Irranca-Davies

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Lea of Crondall   Brian White

L. Skelmersdale

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 14th May are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/601), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Amendment Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/792), on the ground that the principal Order needs to be consolidated.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1144), on the grounds that the instrument does not conform to proper legislative practice and is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirtieth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 11th June.




DIE MARTIS 11o JUNII 2002

Present:

L. Hardy of Wath  Huw Irranca-Davies

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 21st May are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Explosives (Fireworks) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 (S.R. 2002/147), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-first Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 18th June.


DIE MARTIS 18o JUNII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Chris Mole

L. Hardy of Wath  Andrew Rosindell

L. Skelmersdale  Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 30th October are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Products of Animal Origin (Third Country Imports) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1227), on the ground that the instrument makes an unexpectedly limited use of the enabling power.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Care Standards Commission (Children's Rights Director) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1250), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-second Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 25th June.



DIE MARTIS 25o JUNII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway  Huw Irranca-Davies

L. Hardy of Wath  Andrew Rosindell

L. Lea of Crondall   Mr David Tredinnick

L. Skelmersdale   Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 18th June are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the General Medical Council (Voluntary Erasure and Restoration) Regulations Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2033), the General Medical Council (the Professional Conduct Committee, the General Health Committee and the Committee on Professional Performance) (Amendment) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2034), the General Medical Council (Fitness to Practise Committees) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2051), the General Medical Council (Constitution of Interim Orders Committee) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2052), the General Medical Council (Interim Orders Committee) (Procedure) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2053), and the General Medical Council (Interim Orders Committee) (Transitional Provisions) Rules Order of Council 2000 (S.I. 2000/2054), on the ground that there were unjustifiable delays in laying these instruments before Parliament.— (The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Town and Country Planning (Major Infrastructure Project Inquiries Procedure) (England) Rules 2002 (S.I. 2002/1223), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and fails to comply with proper drafting practice.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Pressure Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1267), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the National Health Service (Compensation for Premature Retirement) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1311), on the ground that the drafting of the instrument is unnecessarily obscure.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-third Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 2nd July.




DIE MARTIS 2o JULII 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Hardy of Wath  Chris Mole

L. Skelmersdale  Andrew Rosindell

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 25th June are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Radioactive Material (Road Transport) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1093), on the ground that the instrument makes an unexpected use of the enabling power.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Southern Derbyshire Mental Health National Health Service Trust Change of Name and (Establishment) Amendment Order and the Community Health Care Service (North Derbyshire) National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1296), the South West Yorkshire Mental Health National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Wakefield and Pontefract Community National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1313), the Bradford District Care Trust (Establishment) and the Bradford Community Health National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1322),the South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Priority Healthcare Wearside National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1324), the West Kent National Health Service and Social Care Trust (Establishment) and the Thames Gateway National Health Service Trust and Invicta Community Care National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1337), the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Pinderfields and Pontefract Hospitals National Health Service Trust and the Dewsbury Health Care National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1341), the West Sussex Health and Social Care National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the Worthing Priority National Health Service Trust and Sussex Weald and Downs National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1362) and the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals National Health Service Trust (Establishment) and the City Hospital National Health Service Trust and Sandwell Healthcare National Health Service Trust (Dissolution) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1364), on the ground that the instruments are defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.  

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Meat (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) (England) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/889) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-fourth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 9th July.




DIE MARTIS 9o JULII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Huw Irranca-Davies

L. Hardy of Wath  Chris Mole

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Skelmersdale  Brian White

Sir James Nursaw KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 2nd July are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Disability Discrimination (Educational Institutions) (Alteration of Leasehold Premises) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1458), on the grounds that the instrument is defectively drafted and fail to comply with proper drafting practice.—(The Chairman.)

  

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.  

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Race Relations Act 1976 (General Statutory Duty: Code of Practice) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1435) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1474) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Stakeholder Pension Schemes (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1480) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Rules of the Supreme Court (Northern Ireland) (Amendment No. 2) 2002 (S.R. 2002/202) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-fifth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 16th July.




DIE MARTIS 16o JULII 2002

Present:

L. Greenway  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Hardy of Wath  Chris Mole

L. Lea of Crondall  Andrew Rosindell

Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw, KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 9th July are read.

Ordered, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Medical Devices Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/618) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instrument be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-sixth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 23rd July.




DIE MARTIS 23o JULII 2002

L. Brougham and Vaux   Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway   Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Hardy of Wath  Chris Mole

L. Skelmersdale  Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Sir James Nursaw, KCB QC, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 16th July are read.

The Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the Committee thank Sir James Nursaw KCB QC for his many years of service to the Joint Committee, and wish him well for his retirement.—(The Chairman.)

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-seventh Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 22nd October.




DIE MARTIS 22o OCTOBRIS 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

L. Hardy of Wath  Andrew Rosindell

L. Lea of Crondall  Brian White

L. Skelmersdale  

Mr Allan Roberts, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

It is moved that, in the absence of the Chairman this day, Brian White do take the Chair.—(Lord Hardy of Wath.)

The same is agreed to.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 23rd July are read.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Access to the Countryside (Provisional and Conclusive Maps (England) 2002 (S.I. 2002/1710), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Parliamentary Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1807), on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(Brian White.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the above instruments be reported to both Houses.  

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Plant Breeders' Rights (Fees) Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1677) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by Mr White.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-eighth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That Mr White do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 29th October.




DIE MARTIS 29o OCTOBRIS 2002

Present:

L. Hardy of Wath  Andrew Bennett

L. Lea of Crondall  Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson

Chris Mole

Mr David Tredinnick

Brian White

Mr Allan Roberts, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Peter Brooksbank, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 22nd October are read.

Ordered, That the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1689) be drawn to the special attention of both Houses on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.—(The Chairman.)

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the instrument be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1698) be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Thirty-ninth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to Tuesday 5th November.




DIE MARTIS 5o NOVEMBRIS 2002

Present:

L. Brougham and Vaux  Andrew Bennett

L. Greenway  Andrew Rosindell

L. Hardy of Wath  Mr David Tredinnick

L. Lea of Crondall  Brian White

Mr Allan Roberts, Mr Alan Preston and Mr Anwar Akbar, in attendance.

Mr David Tredinnick in the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The proceedings of Tuesday 29th October are read.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Consular Fees Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1627) be reported to both Houses.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the draft Potato Industry Development Council (Amendment) Order 2002 be reported to both Houses.

The Committee deliberate.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Fortieth Report of the Committee.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to a day and time to be fixed by the Chairman.


 
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