Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 5 December 2007

Present:

Mr Peter Bone MP
Lord Dykes
Michael Jabez Foster MP
Lord Gould of Brookwood
Mr David Kidney MP
Countess of Mar
David Simpson MP

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

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr David Kidney was called to the Chair.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 28 November 2007 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No. 2) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3248); the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) (No. 3) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3338) and the Scotland Act 1998 (Agency Arrangements) (Specification) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/286) on the ground of unjustifiable delay in supplying copies of the instruments to the Committee.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Plant Health (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/3133) on the ground that the instrument fails to comply with Statutory Instrument Practice.

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

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

Resolved, That the Report be the 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.

Ordered, That the Joint Committee be adjourned to 12 December.