Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-Eighth Report


Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food


(S.I. 1998/1302)

The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has requested a memorandum on the following point:

    New 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

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