Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eighteenth Report


Memorandum by the Scottish Office


  1. This Memorandum is submitted to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in response to their letter of 28 April 1999 in which they asked for an explanation of the following point:

      "Explain having regard to paragraph 2.101 of the Statutory Instrument Practice (which calls for this to be dealt with in the Explanatory Note) what provision(s) of community law authorise or require these Regulations to be made.".

  2. The Regulations amend the Highlands and Islands Agricultural Programme Regulations 1994 ("the principal Regulations"). The principal Regulations implement Council Regulation (EEC) No.4256/88 laying down provisions for implementing Council Regulation (EEC) No.2052/88 as amended by Council Regulation (EEC) No.2085/93 as regards the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) Guidance Section and enable financial assistance to be received from that Section under an approved measure contained in the Single Programming Document (SPD) for the Highlands and Islands Objective 1 area approved by the EC Commission on 29 July 1994. By Commission Decision of 23 July 1998, the SPD was amended. The above Regulations implement the amendments to the SPD made by that Commission Decision.

30 April 1999

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