Memorandum from the Department of Health
REGULATIONS 2002 (S.I. 2002/2353)
1. The Committee has requested a memorandum on the
In its memorandum of November 2001 (printed as
Appendix 4 of the Committee's Tenth Report (Session 2001-02),
the Department acknowledged that it would be useful to consolidate
the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission
of Charges) Regulations 1988, and stated that it hoped to dedicate
the necessary resources to that work during the next year. Explain
what progress has been made and when the consolidation is expected
to be completed.
2. The Department has made resources available to
consolidate these Regulations and intends that they will be in
force in April 2003. As part of the process the Department intends
to simplify the organisation of the provisions to improve their
clarity and transparency.
3. The Department brings to the Committee's attention
that there may be further amending regulations to the 1988 regulations
before the consolidation takes effect.
8 November 2002