Memorandum from the Department for Transport, local
Government and the Regions
REGULATIONS 2001 (S.I. 2001/3208)
1. The Committee has asked for a memorandum on the
"Given that the principal
Regulations of 1986 have now been amended on numerous occasions
(and in respects relevant to the present Regulations 11 times,
as indicated in footnote (b) at page 1), does the Department intend
consolidating the principal Regulations as amended to assist the
2. The Department recognises that consolidating the
principal Regulations of 1986 with its amendments would assist
readers. This is now being actively considered in the assessment
of Departmental priorities.
"New paragraph (1E) of regulation
15 (inserted by regulation 5(2)) requires (with certain exceptions)
motor vehicles of the relevant kind first used on or after 1 May
2002 or trailers manufactured on or after that date to comply
with certain requirements set out in the specified Community Directive,
subject to the proviso that it shall be lawful for a motor vehicle
first used before 1 May 2002 or a trailer manufactured before
1 April 2002 to comply with those requirements instead of complying
with certain specified provisions in the Regulations. Explain
the reference to 1 April 2002 in the proviso, and in the fourth
paragraph of the Explanatory Note ("This extension will apply
to all new vehicles of the relevant kinds first used on or after
1 April 2002"). Should the reference to "1 April 2002"
have read "1 May 2002"?"
3. The Department accepts that the references to
"1 April 2002 in the proviso to the new regulation 15(1E)
and in the fourth paragraph of the Explanatory Note are incorrect
and that those references should have been to "1 May 2002".
The Department apologises for these errors and will amend the
Principal Regulations of 1986 in the near future when the next
Amendment Regulations are made.
9 November 2001