Memorandum by the Department
of Trade and Industry
1999 (S.I. 1999/3042)
1. By letter from the Commons
Clerk of the Committee dated 24 November 1999, the Joint Committee
on Statutory Instruments requested a memorandum on the following
"Article 1(1) provides for
article 2(1) to come into force on 4 December 1999 and for all
other articles to come into force on 18 March 2000. Ought it not
to have been made explicit that article 1(1) itself is to come
into force on 4 December 1999?"
2. The Department accepts that
the omission of an explicit reference to the date of coming into
force of article 1(1) is an error. The Department regrets this.
However, it believes that the error is unlikely to be the cause
of any confusion. It is clear when article 2(1) and all other
substantive provisions are intended to come into force.
24th November 1999