Memorandum by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
1998 (S.I. 1998/2051)
The Committee asked the Department
to submit a Memorandum on the following points:
(1) Regulation 15(1) requires
a notice given by the Secretary of State under the regulations
listed in paragraph (2) to specify the reasons for his decision,
the right to request a review and the time limit for making such
a request. Explain why regulation 9(9), which requires the Secretary
of State to give notice of his decision where he refuses to exercise
his powers under paragraph (7) or (8) of regulation 9, is not
mentioned in regulation 15(2).
This was an oversight and the Department
is grateful to the Committee for drawing the omission to its attention.
(2) Ought not the references
in regulation 15(2)(d) to regulation "11(10)
to have read "11(11)
The Committee is right and the Department
regrets the error.
The Department proposes to make
appropriate amendments to the Regulations to correct these errors
at the earliest appropriate opportunity.
3rd November 1998