Memorandum by the Ministry
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
2000 (S.I. 2000/225)
1. The Joint Committee considered
the above instrument at its meeting on 29th February and requested
a memorandum on the following point
Indicate, in the light of the
numerous amendments to the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection)
Regulations 1995 (identified in footnote (c) to regulation 2(1)),
whether an early consolidation is planned.
2. The Ministry is conscious
of the need to consolidate the Fresh Meat (Hygiene and Inspection)
Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/539, amended as indicated in
footnote (a) on page 2 of the Queen's Printer's copy of S.I. 2000/225
and also by that instrument). The Ministry is aware that where
as in this case an instrument has been amended no fewer than 11
times, consolidation is in principle required in the interests
of users of the instrument.
3. From 1st April 2000, sponsorship
of S.I. 1995/539 will pass to the new Food Standards Agency. As
resources and other priorities allow, it is intended to start
work on a consolidation exercise as soon as possible.
6th March 2000