S.I. 2003/2577: memorandum from
the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Olive Oil (Marketing Standards) Regulations 2003
1. The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has
requested the Department to submit a memorandum on the following
"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.
Ought not the underlined words to have read "level 5 on the
standard scale", given the offence is triable only summarily?"
2. The Department accepts that the reference should
have been to "level 5 on the standard scale". The error
is regretted, and will be corrected in a forthcoming amendment
of the Regulations required to update references to recently amended
6 November 2003