Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Forty-Eighth Report


  5. The Committee draws the special attention of both Houses to these Regulations on the grounds that they are defectively drafted in two places.

  Regulation 19(1)(d) provides that the Tropical Timber load line to be marked LT shall extend forward of the vertical line, whereas Figure 4 (page 14) shows the line LT as extending abaft the vertical line. The Committee asked the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions which is correct. The Department reply in the memorandum printed in Appendix IV that Figure 4 is correct. The Committee therefore reports regulation 19(1)(d) for defective drafting, acknowledged by the Department.

  The Department also acknowledge, in response to a question from the Committee, that in regulation 37(3) the reference to proceedings under regulation 33 should be to proceedings under regulation 35. The Committee reports regulation 37(3) for defective drafting, again acknowledged by the Department.

  The Department add that they regret both of these errors and say that they will correct both of them at the first convenient opportunity.

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