Memorandum by the Department
1. The Committee has requested
a memorandum on the following point:
Explain why this
instrument was laid with a text amended in manuscript beyond the
allowance made in paragraph 4.12 of the Statutory Instrument Practice.
2. The Department followed its
usual practice of laying the amended proof of the instrument as
soon as possible following making and registration, in order to
give the Committee the maximum opportunity to consider the instrument.
It was unfortunately not appreciated, when laying the instrument,
that the number of manuscript amendments to the proof went beyond
the allowance in paragraph 4.12. The Department apologises for
this error and will take steps to ensure that it is not repeated.
19th June 2000