Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Seventh Report


Second Memorandum by the Northern Ireland Office

Northern Ireland Policing Board (Prescribed Period) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/386)

1. These Regulations which are laid today, come into force on Friday 2 February and so breach the 21-day rule

2. The Regulations revoke and replace the Northern Ireland Policing Board (Prescribed Period) Regulations 2000 (S.R. 2000/386) in respect of which the Joint Committee requested a memorandum on 16 January.

3. Having considered the Committee's questions, the Secretary of State has decided to replace S.R. 2000/386. But it is necessary for the new Regulations to come into force quickly as the Secretary of State may have to set up the Policing Board at short notice, hence the inevitable breach of the 21-day rule.

4. Copies of the 2001 Regulations will be made available free of charge to all known recipients of the 2000 Regulations.

31 January 2001

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