Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-First Report


Memorandum by the Department for Education and Employment


1. The Committee has asked the Department for a Memorandum on the following point:

    "Explain the need for the definition of "British Islands" in regulation 2, given that the Interpretation Act 1978, in Schedule 1, defines that expression in the same terms."

2. The Department is grateful to the Committee for drawing its attention to this error for which it wishes to apologise. This definition has been included in previous enactments of these regulations since 1982. The Department will ensure that this definition is removed when these Regulations are next amended.

6 November 2000

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