First Memorandum by the
Lord Chancellor's Department
1. The Lord Chancellor's Department
submits this memorandum with the above Order.
2. The Order must come into force
on 1 June 1999 to coincide with the commencement date of the relevant
parts of the Social Security Act 1998. Unfortunately, due to a
loss of the relevant papers between interested Departments, the
Order could not be finalised and brought forward for signature
and laying before Parliament so as to comply with the 21-day period.
The Department apologises for this administrative problem.
21 May 1999