Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Mr Peter Bone MP
Lord Campbell of Alloway
Lord Dykes
Michael Jabez Foster MP
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch
David Simpson MP
Lord Walpole

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

The Proceedings of Wednesday 20 February 2008 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Courts Act 2003 (Commencement No. 13) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/2706) on the ground that the instrument fails to comply with proper drafting practice.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Magistrates' Courts Fees (Amendment) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/117) 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.

Ordered, That the written evidence submitted in relation to the Manchester College (Government) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/50) be reported to both Houses.

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

Resolved, That the Report be the Eleventh 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 5 March.