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Statutory Instruments

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his practice not to have a gap of less than two weeks between laying an order before Parliament and its implementation, as was the case with the rateable value limits for improvement grants last December.

It is my practice to follow, in so far as circumstances permit, the normal arrangements for the laying of orders agreed with the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.