Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments Eleventh Report


Memorandum by the Department of Health

Health Act 1999 (Commencement No. 10) Order 2001 (S.I. 2001/270)

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

    Is article 2(b) and (c) intended to apply to England and Wales, as the order provides, or is it intended to apply only to England, as the Explanatory Note states?

2. The Department confirms that the wording of article 2(b) and (c) of the order is correct and regrets that the Explanatory Note is incorrect in that the words "and Wales" should have followed the phrase "in relation to England".

3. The Department will write to the Statutory Publications Unit requesting that this omission be corrected in the Annual Volume.

9 March 2001

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