Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Present:

David Maclean MP (Chairman)
Mr Peter Bone MP
Lord Dykes
Mr David Kidney MP
Lord Kimball
Countess of Mar
Lord Walpole

Mr Peter Milledge and Mr Peter Davis in attendance.

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 22 October 2008 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the South Staffordshire College (Government) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1734) and to the Rochdale Sixth Form College (Government) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1790) on the ground that the instruments require elucidation.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Gambling (Operating Licence and Single-Machine Permit Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1803) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Mental Health Act 2007 (Commencement No. 7 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/1900) 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-ninth 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 5 November.