Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Thirty-Third Report


Memorandum by the Department of Health


1. The Committee has requested a memorandum on the following point in relation to the above Order.

    Explain why article 1(2) contains a definition of "establishment date", given that this expression is not used elsewhere in the Order.

2. By its letter of 1 November 2000, in relation to a number of other Orders establishing Primary Care Trusts, the Committee drew to the Department's attention the erroneous inclusion of a definition of "establishment date". This Order had already been made by that point.

3. As with the other Orders, the definition of "establishment date" was included in error. The Department takes the view that no amendment is required, but repeats its apologies and its promise to take steps to ensure that the same error does not appear in future similar Orders.

20 November 2000

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