MERCHANT SHIPPING (LOAD LINE) REGULATIONS 1998 (S.I. 1998/2241)
5. The Committee draws the special
attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the grounds that
they are defectively drafted in two places.
Regulation 19(1)(d) provides
that the Tropical Timber load line to be marked LT shall extend
forward of the vertical line, whereas Figure 4 (page 14)
shows the line LT as extending abaft the vertical line.
The Committee asked the Department of the Environment, Transport
and the Regions which is correct. The Department reply in the
memorandum printed in Appendix IV that Figure 4 is correct. The
Committee therefore reports regulation 19(1)(d) for defective
drafting, acknowledged by the Department.
The Department also acknowledge,
in response to a question from the Committee, that in regulation
37(3) the reference to proceedings under regulation 33 should
be to proceedings under regulation 35. The Committee reports regulation
37(3) for defective drafting, again acknowledged by the Department.
The Department add that they
regret both of these errors and say that they will correct both
of them at the first convenient opportunity.