Memorandum by the Department for Education
EDUCATION (CHANGE OF CATEGORY OF MAINTAINED SCHOOLS)
(ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/2195)
1. The Committee requested a memorandum on the following
"Explain the reference,
in regulation 20(3), to Schedule 8 to the 1999 Regulations, given
that those Regulations do not contain a Schedule so numbered.
If (as appears to be the case) some words have been accidentally
omitted in regulation 20(3), identify those words."
2. The Committee is correct that words were accidentally
omitted from regulation 20(3). The words "the Act in accordance
with" should have been inserted after the words "Schedule
8 to" and the word "and" should have
been inserted after "Regulations" and before
"approved", so that the regulation commenced
"Any proposal published under paragraph 3 of Schedule
8 to the Act in accordance with the 1999 Regulations and approved
by the school organisation committee...".
3. The Department apologises for the error. Fortunately,
the Department is not aware of any proposal falling within the
scope of regulation 20(3). It appears that the transitional provisions
of regulation 20(3) have proved redundant, and the Department
therefore does not propose amending the regulation.
6 November 2000