by the Lord Chancellor's Department
1998 (S.I. 1998/1219)
The Committee considered the above
instrument at its meeting on 2nd June 1998 following which the
Commons Clerk to the Committee requested the Department to respond
to the following point.
Regulation 5(6) states
'Regulation 15 deals with circumstances
in which contributions will be refunded to members who are not
transferring members, and regulation 16 makes provision for a
former holder of the office of the Lord Chancellor'.
Explain what (if any) legal
effect this has and, if it is merely explanatory, why it is included
in the Regulations (as distinct from the Explanatory Note).
The Department accepts that regulation
5(6) is explanatory and does not have legal effect. The Department
considered it inappropriate to deal with paragraph (6) in isolation
in the explanatory note and thought it more helpful to the reader
to explain the scheme of the regulations immediately before the
operative regulations themselves.
5th June 1998