Memorandum by the
1999 (S.I. 1999/1094)
1. This memorandum is submitted
on behalf of The Scottish Office in response to a letter from
the Clerk to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments dated
12 May 1999 requesting a memorandum on the following points:-
the definition of "by-election" in article 1(2), to
an election held under "section 8" of the 1998 Act;
article 3(1)(b), to the allocation of seats under "section
7" of that Act (the second reference).
Should not these
references by to sections 9 and 8 respectively."
2. The Department agrees
with the Committee and apologises for the mistakes. The Department
is arranging for an amending Order to be made as soon as possible
to ensure that there is no possible doubt about the charges that
are recoverable by returning officers.
14 May 1999