Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 12 December 2007

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Mr Peter Bone MP
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Dykes
Michael Jabez Foster MP
Lord Gould of Brookwood
Mr David Kidney MP
Lord Walpole

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

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 5 December 2007 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Draft Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amendment) Regulations 2007 on the ground that the instrument makes an unexpected use of the enabling power.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Community Legal Service (Funding) (Counsel in Family Proceedings) (Amendment No.2) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/3169) 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 Fifth 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 16 January 2008.