Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 21 November 2007

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Dykes
Michael Jabez Foster MP
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
Mr David Kidney MP
Lord Kimball
Countess of Mar
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

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

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 14 November 2007 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000 (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/2734) on the ground that the Instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/2781) on the grounds that the Instrument makes unexpected use of the enabling power and does not comply with proper legislative practice.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Commencement No.17) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/2874) 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 Second 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 28 November at 4.00pm.