Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eleventh Report


APPENDIX 3

Memorandum from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

OVERSEAS TERRITORIES (ZIMBABWE) (RESTRICTIVE MEASURES) (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2002 (S.I. 2002/2627)

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2002 (S.I. 2002/2637)

PITCAIRN (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2002 (S.I. 2002/2638)

The Committee has asked why S.I. 2002/2627 which was laid before Parliament on 23 October 2002, and S.I. 2002/2637 and S.I. 2002/2638 which were laid on 4 November 2002, were not sent to the Committee until 29 January 2003.

1. This was the result of a misunderstanding of a letter of 23 May 2002 from the Secretary for the Committee concerning the Committee's requirements. Once the misunderstanding was realised, copies of the instruments were sent to the Committee. The error is regretted and the relevant officers have been reminded of the need to send copies of instruments to the Committee immediately upon receipt from the Stationery Office.

Letter to the Head of Legal Executive Section, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from the Secretary to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

JOINT COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

It is no longer necessary to send us explanatory memoranda on disk for Statutory Instruments or Drafts. If 25 copies of the explanatory memoranda are sent with a Statutory Instrument or Draft, we do not need a disk.

However, if a question is raised on a Statutory Instrument or Draft, we will request you send a copy of the explanatory memoranda by email to the email address specified within the letter.

23 May 2002


 
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