Memorandum by the
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
1999 (S.I. 1999/2236)
1. By a letter of 19 October
1999 the Committee has requested that a memorandum be submitted
on the following points:
(1) Explain why regulation
9(b) purports to revoke Schedule 5 to the prinicpal Order, given
that that Schedule was revoked by article 2(6) of S.I. 1996/2110.
(2) In new Schedule
2 to the principal Order (as set out in Schedule 2 to this Order),
item 1 of Part II reads "Species-rich hay meadows".
Explain why (unlike the other entries in Parts I and II) no specific
indication is given of the type of management activity contemplated
by item 1.
2. The inclusion of Schedule
5 in the list of Schedules revoked by article 9(b) was an error,
since, as the Committee points out, Schedule 5 had already been
3. The omission of the type
of management activity for species-rich hay meadows was also an
error. It should have referred to "Management of species-rich
4. The Order will be amended
at the next opportunity. The Ministry is grateful to the Committee
for bringing these errors to its attention.