1.On 27 March 2019, the Committee requested that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (“FCO”) submit a memorandum on the following points:
(1) What is the penalty for breach of the offence referred to in regulation 78(2)?
(2) What offence in regulation 77 is being referred to in regulation 110(1)?
2.The FCO is grateful for the Committee’s consideration of this instrument and responds as follows.
3.The cross-reference in regulation 110(1) to regulation 77 is erroneous. No offence is created by this regulation. The cross-reference should instead be to regulation 78.
4.This error means that the Regulations do not specify a penalty for the offence referred to in regulation 78(2). The penalty was intended to be the penalty set out in regulation 110(1).
5.The FCO apologises for this error and will seek to correct it with an amending instrument.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
2 April 2019
Published: 26 April 2019