Fifteenth Report of Session 2021–22 Contents

Appendix 3

S.I. 2021/972

Meat Preparations (Amendment and Transitory Modification) (England) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

1.The Committee has asked the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for a memorandum on the following point:

Explain why the Department has not included the chain of amendments that show how it is possible to rely on the cited enabling power (in light of the Committee’s Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2019–21 in relation to S.I. 2020/1666).

2.The Committee, in its Forty-Fourth Report of Session 2019–21, acknowledged that the courts would be likely to accept the position on the power used in paragraph 11A(1) of Schedule 2 to the Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1197) as set out in the Department’s memorandum in response to the Committee’s request on S.I. 2020/1666. That was the first instrument to be made under this power.

3.The Committee further noted that a footnote further explaining the power would have been helpful to readers. The Department had not understood this as requiring such a footnote to be provided when the power was next exercised. However, the Department acknowledges that a more detailed footnote would be helpful, and will include this when the power is next exercised.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2 November 2021

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