Memorandum by the Ministry
of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
The Joint Committee on Statutory
Instruments has requested a memorandum on the following point:
Schedule 2 to the principal Order as set out in Schedule 2 to
this Order prescribes, in item 14, a maximum rate of payment for
hedgerow management of "0.24" (24 pence). Given the
heading of column 2 in which the relevant rates are set out, should
this not have been expressed as a rate "per metre" (as
in the case of item 13)?
The Ministry confirms that this
was a drafting error. The amount specified in relation to hedgerow
management should have been "£0.24 per metre".
The Ministry regrets this defect and will introduce an amending
Order as soon as possible. Copies of the amending Order will be
provided free of charge to purchasers of S.I. 1998/1302.
11th June 1998