Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food
1999 (S.I. 1999/1801)
1. The purpose of this memorandum is to explain
why the Directives identified in the Department's first memorandum,
including the two Directives specified at paragraphs 2(b) and
(c) of that memorandum to which the Committee has referred, were
not supplied to the Committee with the above instrument.
2. The Department accepts that copies of all
relevant Community instruments should have been supplied to the
Committee in accordance with paragraph 5.19(c) of the Statutory
Instrument Practice and apologises to the Committee for its oversight
in failing to comply with this requirement. Enclosed with this
memorandum are copies of the texts of all the relevant Community
instruments to which the Department's first memorandum referred,
including the two Directives to which the Committee has referred.
3. This memorandum has been agreed with the
Scottish Executive Rural Affairs Department and the National Assembly
for Wales Agriculture Department (the first memorandum was agreed
with the Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries
Department and the Welsh Office Agriculture Department).
12 July 1999