Memorandum by the Department
of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
2000 (S.I. 2000/1258)
1. The Committee has asked for
a memorandum on the following point
this Order designates (in the Schedule) only one road, without
any measurement of distance, explain why article 2 and the title
to the Schedule refer to roads in the plural and article 2(3)
explains the abbreviation for metres."
2. The Order, as the Committee
will be aware, is one of a group of instruments designating roads
as GLA side roads under section 124A of the Road Traffic Regulation
Act 1984. There are ultimately 32 in all, one each in respect
of all but one of the London boroughs and the City.
3. The Order made in respect
of Bexley is the only case in which a single road is designated.
For consistency the orders both in the operative words and in
the title to the Schedule, have adopted a common form, the form
in which the enabling power is phrased. Words in the plural do,
of course, include the singular.
4. In the preparation of the
large number of designations, the fact that the single designation
for Bexley did not proceed by reference to a measurement was overlooked.
The Department regrets the oversight, but considers that it has
no substantive effect.
24th May 2000