1.By letter of 16 May 2018, the Committee has requested a memorandum on the following point:
Explain (a) why regulation 1 makes provision for regulation 8 to have effect from a specific date but does not make equivalent provision in relation to regulation 2; and (b) why it was not thought necessary to make provision for the date from which regulation 4 has effect.
2.Regrettably, the inclusion of regulation 8 in regulation 1(2) is an error. Regulation 8 introduces the amendments made by regulations 9 to 13 to the Police Pensions Regulations 2006 S.I. 2006/3415. It is otherwise of no substantive effect. The amendments made by regulations 9 to 13 are retrospective and therefore have effect as provided for by regulation 1(2).
3.The Department thanks the Committee for drawing the error to its attention. The Department is taking steps to avoid a repetition of such an error.
4.It was not thought necessary to make provision for the date from which regulation 4 has effect as this provision is not retrospective and therefore, like regulation 8, should be subject only to the arrangements for commencement set out in regulation 1(1).
22 May 2018
Published: 8 June 2018