1. By a letter dated on 27 October 2021, the Committee asked for a memorandum on the following point:
In relation to Schedule 6, paragraph 2(e)(iii), confirm that “or (iiza)” should have been inserted in such a way as to result in the phrase “not satisfying either sub-paragraph (i), (ii), (iia) or (iiza)” rather than the phrase “not satisfying either sub-paragraph (i), (ii) or (iia) has provided, or (iiza)”.
2. The response from the Northern Ireland Executive, Department for Communities, who drafted the provision, is set out below:
3. We confirm that paragraph 2(e)(iii) of Schedule 6 to S.I. 2021/786 inserts the new words in the wrong place and is consequently defectively drafted. We are grateful to the Committee for pointing this out and we apologise for making the error. The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland is in the process of contacting the National Archives about using a correction slip to correct the error.