Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Twenty-Third Report


Memorandum by the Department for Education and Employment


REGULATIONS 2000 (S.I. 2000/1407)

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

    "Since this instrument corrects an error in an earlier instrument, has the Department (as required by paragraph 3.24 of Statutory Instrument Practice) made arrangements for copies of the amending instrument to be made available free of charge to all known recipients of the earlier instrument? If so, explain why the amending instrument does not bear a headnote to that effect (see paragraph 3.25 of Statutory Instrument Practice)."

  2. The Department very much regrets that when this instrument was prepared the need to make arrangements for it to be issued free of charge to all known recipients of the earlier instrument was overlooked. Consequently, no such arrangements were made and the instrument accordingly does not bear the usual headnote for such cases.

  3. As the instrument was issued over 3 weeks ago, it is no longer practicable to re-issue it. The Department has, however, made arrangements via HMSO for known purchasers of the instrument to be reimbursed by the Stationery Office Limited who will ensure that no charge will be made for any further purchases of the instrument.

20th June 2000

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