Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments: Formal Minutes

Wednesday 5 November 2008

Present:

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

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

The Order of Adjournment is read.

The Proceedings of Wednesday 29 October 2008 are read.

The Joint Committee deliberate.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2008 (S.I. 2008/2076) on the ground that the instrument is defectively drafted.

Resolved, That the special attention of both Houses be drawn to the Primary Ophthalmic Services and National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) Amendment Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/2449) 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 Thirtieth 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 12 November.