S.I. 2003/2577: defective drafting
Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) Regulations 2003
2.1 The Committee draws the special attention
of both Houses to these Regulations on the ground that they are
2.2 Regulation 8 provides
that any person guilty of an offence under regulations 4,5, 6
or 7 shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding
the statutory maximum. In a memorandum printed in Appendix
2, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs accepts
that the underlined words should have read "level 5 on the
standard scale", given that the offence is triable only summarily.
It undertakes to correct the error at the next opportunity. The
Committee accordingly reports regulation 8 for defective drafting,
acknowledged by the Department.