Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twenty-Ninth Report


Memorandum by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food


  (AMENDMENT) ORDER 1999 (S.I. 1999/2236)

  1. By a letter of 19 October 1999 the Committee has requested that a memorandum be submitted on the following points:

  (1)  Explain why regulation 9(b) purports to revoke Schedule 5 to the prinicpal Order, given that that Schedule was revoked by article 2(6) of S.I. 1996/2110.

  (2)  In new Schedule 2 to the principal Order (as set out in Schedule 2 to this Order), item 1 of Part II reads "Species-rich hay meadows". Explain why (unlike the other entries in Parts I and II) no specific indication is given of the type of management activity contemplated by item 1.

  2. The inclusion of Schedule 5 in the list of Schedules revoked by article 9(b) was an error, since, as the Committee points out, Schedule 5 had already been revoked.

  3. The omission of the type of management activity for species-rich hay meadows was also an error. It should have referred to "Management of species-rich hay meadows".

  4. The Order will be amended at the next opportunity. The Ministry is grateful to the Committee for bringing these errors to its attention.

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