Extract from Instructions sent to Departments
The Committee has decided to repeat the exercise
it conducted last year of requesting returns from Departments
setting out action taken in respect of instruments reported by
the Committee in the previous year. It has also decided to request
information from Departments on the action taken in respect of
instruments reported in 1997 on which action was outstanding in
last year's return.
Each Department is requested to submit a return in
graphic form as shown in the enclosed examples.
The tables should be headed by the name of the Department and
the total number of instruments outstanding from 1997 or reported
on in1998, as appropriate.
In the first section, please list all those instruments
listed in last year's return on which action was then still outstanding
(ie instruments on which the response was 'F-Awaiting opportunity
to amend/act on comments' or, where applicable, 'G-Other') and
indicate what, if any, action has been taken in 1998. If no action
has been taken, an explanation should be given in the 'Observations'
In the second section only instruments which have
been drawn to the special attention of both Houses in the course
of 1998 should be noted (i.e. any instrument the title of which
is listed in bold on the cover of 17th-48th Reports of Session
1996-97 and 1st-3rd Reports of Session 1998-99). The columns
in the table should be completed as follows:
a. JCSI Report
- list only those reports which concern your department. Nil
returns for the year should be submitted.
b. Instrument title - full title and number
as it appears on the cover of the report and in the same order.
If the Committee's comments are addressed to more than one instrument,
the same format should be followed in the return as on the original
c. Regulation No. and Ground for reporting
- list the regulations reported on and the ground(s) on which
each was reported. Please follow the order in the relevant Report
in addressing each one.
d. Type of response - rather than the
code letters used last year, the response from the Department
should be classified as follows:
No action necessary (use observations column to specify
Correction slip issued (give date);
Instrument reissued/reprinted (give date);
Amending instrument issued (give date; title to be
included in observations);
Committee's comments incorporated in succeeding instrument
(give date; title to be included in observations);
Awaiting opportunity to amend/act on comments (likely
date to be noted in observations if known);
e. Observations - to be used for
explanations of other entries, including reasons for no action
being needed, estimates of dates of action and identifying points
on which the Department is in disagreement with the Committee.
3 Not published. Back
Nil returns not published. Back