Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 15 October 2008

Present:

Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods MP
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Dykes
Michael Jabez Foster MP
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Mr David Kidney MP
Countess of Mar
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

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

In the absence of the Chairman, Mr Kidney is called to the chair.

The Committee observe a moment's silence in memory of Mr John MacDougall MP.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 16 July 2008 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Mineral Permissions and Amendment) (England) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1556) for not conforming to proper legislative practice.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Lyme Bay Designated Area (Fishing Restrictions) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1584) for doubtful vires and not conforming to proper legislative practice.

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

Ordered, That an extract from the Explanatory Memorandum submitted in relation to the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1957) be reported to both Houses.

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

Resolved, That the Report be the Twenty-seventh 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 Wednesday 22 October.