Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday  2 July 2008

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Mr Peter Bone MP
Lord Brett
Lord Dykes
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Mr David Kidney MP
Lord Kimball
Countess of Mar
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

Peter Milledge, Mr Peter Davis and Mr Peter Brooksbank in attendance.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 25 June 2008 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Technology Strategy Board (Transfer of Property etc.) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1405) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the instrument be reported to both Houses.

A draft Report is laid before the Committee by the Chairman.

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-fourth Report of the Joint Committee.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Report be made to the House of Lords.

The Committee further deliberate.

Draft Special Report [Scrutinising Statutory Instruments: Departmental Returns, 2007 (HL 139, HC 915)], proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read.

Ordered, That the draft Report be read a second time.

Paragraphs 1 to 36 are read and agreed to.

Certain papers are ordered to be appended to the Report.

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to each House.

Ordered, That the Chairman make the Report to the House of Commons and that the Countess of Mar make the Report to the House of Lords.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to 9 July.