Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eighth Report


ANNEX

Instruments to which the Committee does not draw the special attention of both Houses.

Written evidence submitted to the Committee in connection with the instruments marked † is not printed.

Draft instruments requiring affirmative approval

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Disclosure of Information) Order 2003

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Exemptions from Civil Recovery) Order 2003

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Code of Practice) Order 2003

Northern Ireland Arms Decommissioning Act 1997 (Amnesty Period) Order 2003

Instruments subject to annulment

S.I. 2002/3100  Downham and Bellingham Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3101  Epicentre LEAP Ellesmere Port Cheshire Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3102  Clacton and Harwich Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3103  Challenge for Corby Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3104  Action for Learning Partnership, Bedford Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3105  Withernsea and Southern Holderness Rural Achievement Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3106  Speke Garston Excellent Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3107  South Bradford Community Learning Partnership Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3108  Gloucester Education Achievement Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3109  Wakefield Community Learning Partnership Education Action Zone (Extension) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3112  Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002

S.I. 2002/3116  Income-related Benefits (Subsidy to Authorities) Amendment (No. 2) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3162  Police (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2002

S.I. 2002/3169  Kava-kava in Food (England) Regulations 2002

S.I. 2002/3170  Medicines for Human Use (Kava-kava) (Prohibition) Order 2002

S.I. 2002/3180  Special Constables (Amendment) Regulations 2002

S.I. 2002/3197  State Pension Credit (Consequential, Transitional and Miscellaneous Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 2002

S.I. 2002/3198  Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal (Amendment) (England and Wales) Rules 2002

S.I. 2002/3200  Education (Student Support) (No. 2) Regulations 2002

Instruments not subject to Parliamentary proceedings not laid before Parliament

S.I. 2002/3145  Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Commencement No. 3) Order 2002

APPENDIX 1

Memorandum from the Department for Education and Skills

FINANCING OF MAINTAINED SCHOOLS (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 3) REGULATIONS 2002 (S.I. 2002/2868)

1. The Committee has requested a memorandum relating to the Financing of Maintained Schools (England) (Amendment No 3) Regulations 2002:

In relation to regulation 3(3), explain what is intended to be signified by the asterisk in the formula in new regulation 17A(3), (4) and (5).

2. The asterisk denotes a multiplication sign. This denotation is an accepted mathematical convention and is used extensively in Statutory Instruments. It was therefore not thought necessary to provide an explanation.

11 December 2002

Further memorandum from the Department for Education and Skills

FINANCING OF MAINTAINED SCHOOLS (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT NO. 3) REGULATIONS 2002 (S.I. 2002/2868)

1. The Committee has requested a memorandum relating to the Financing of Maintained Schools (England) (Amendment No 3) Regulations 2002:

In relation to the Department's memorandum of 11 December 2002, provide examples of statutory instruments made over the last two years which use an asterisk to denote a multiplication sign.

(a) Energy Efficiency (Ballasts for Fluorescent Lighting) Regulations 2001 (SI 3316) (Schedule 1).

(b) Although they are not statutory instruments, the following also use asterisks to denote multiplication signs and provide evidence of general usage:

(i)   Department for Education and Skills Special Grant Report No 74 (printed on 12 February 2001) (extensively throughout the Report); and

(ii)   Department for Education and Skills Special Grant Report No 106 (printed on 10 July 2002) (Annex A Part II and Annex B Part II).

20 January 2003

APPENDIX 2

Memorandum from the Department for Work and Pensions

STATE PENSION CREDIT (CONSEQUENTIAL, TRANSITIONAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) REGULATIONS 2002 (S.I. 2002/3019)

1. The Joint Committee has requested that the Department submit a memorandum concerning the above regulations on the following point-

Explain why the Table of Arrangement has been included after (instead of before) the recital of powers: see paragraphs 2.21 and 2.22 of Statutory Instrument Practice.

2. The Department agrees with the Committee that in accordance with the specified paragraphs of Statutory Instrument Practice, the Table of Arrangement should have preceded the recital of powers in the above Instrument and regrets that the Regulations did not comply with normal drafting practice.

16th January 2003

APPENDIX 3

Memorandum from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

FOREST REPRODUCTIVE MATERIAL (GREAT BRITAIN) REGULATIONS 2002 (S.I. 2002/3026)

1. The Joint Committee has requested the Department to submit a memorandum concerning the above regulations on the following point -

Explain why the Table of Arrangement has been included after (instead of before) the recital of powers: see paragraphs 2.21 and 2.22 of Statutory Instrument Practice.

2. The Department acknowledges that, in accordance with Statutory Instrument Practice, the Table of Arrangement should have preceded the recital of powers in the above regulations.

3. The Department will ensure that a corrected version of the regulations is included in the annual edition.

20 January 2003


 
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