Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Seventeenth Report


APPENDIX 1

Memorandum from the Department of Trade and Industry

STATUTORY PATERNITY PAY (ADOPTION) AND STATUTORY ADOPTION PAY (ADOPTION FROM OVERSEAS) REGULATIONS 2003 (S.I. 2003/500)

1. The Committee considered these Regulations at its meeting on 24 March and requested a memorandum on a point relating to regulation 11(1), which concerns an employer who terminates a contract of service in order to avoid liability for statutory paternity pay. The point was whether the opening words "A former employee" should read "A former employer".

2. The reference to an employee rather than an employer is a mistake. Regrettably, the error was overlooked on proof reading, and the Department is grateful to the Committee for pointing it out. The Department is considering how best to make a correction.

28 March 2003


 
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