Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 11 June 2008

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Lord Brett
Mr David Kidney MP
Lord Kimball
Countess of Mar
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

Mr Allan Roberts, Mr Peter Milledge, Mr Peter Davis and Ms Christine Cogger in attendance.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 21 May are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

The Chairman expresses the Committee’s thanks to Lord Gould for his excellent service and welcomes Lord Brett to the Committee.

Lord Brett confirms he has no relevant interests to declare. 

The Joint Committee further deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Draft Ministerial and other Salaries Order 2008 on the ground that the instrument purports to have retrospective effect.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Bathing Water Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1097) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan (Publication and Provision of Information) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1159) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Discretionary Housing Payment (Grants) Amendment Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1167) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Mental Health (Hospital, Guardianship and Treatment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1184) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Primary Ophthalmic Services (S.I. 2008/1186) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1190) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

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 Twenty-first 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 18 June.