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Statutory Instruments

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106328]

A list of instruments issued or originated by the Foreig and Commonwealth Office and the purpose of each instrument is below. It is difficult to estimate the costs of each, but it is most unlikely that significant costs to public funds, businesses orindividuals have been involved.

2002/111 The Afghanistan and Terrorism (United Nations Measures) Order2002.

Purpose: This Order revokes the Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) Order 200l and the Afghanistan (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 in the UK

2002/112 The Afghanistan and Terrorism (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order revokes the Afghanistan (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2001 and the Afghanistan (United Nations Measures) Order 2001 in the Overseas Territories

2002/249 The Pitcairn Court of Appeal Order 2000 (Amendment) Order2002.

Purpose: To correct an error in the Pitcairn Court of Appeal Order 2000. The form of Judicial Affirmation in the Order erroneously includes the words "So help me God." which are inappropriate for an affirmation and appropriate only to the taking of an oath.

2002/250 The Territorial Sea Act 1987 (Jersey) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order amends the Territorial Sea Act 1987 (Jersey) Order 1997, which extended the 1987 Act to Jersey, to take account of the maritime boundary established between France and Jersey in accordance with an Agreement between the United Kingdom and the French Republic, signed at St. Helier on 4 July 2000 (Cm 5024).

2002/251 The Al-Q'aida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order gives effect in the Overseas Territories to Security Council Resolution 1390(2002), under which states are required to prohibit the delivery or supply of arms and related materiel and the provision of related technical assistance and training to Usama bin Laden Al-Q'aida and the Taliban and their associates, and are also required to prohibit the making of funds available to those persons.

2002/266 The Al-Q'aida and Taliban (United Nations Measures) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order gives effect to Security Council Resolution 1390(2002), under which states are required to prohibit the delivery or supply of arms and related materiel and the provision of related technical assistance and training to Usama in Laden, Al-Q'aida and the Taliban and their associates, and are also required to prohibit the making of funds available to those persons.

2002/1076 The Geneva Conventions (Amendments) Act (Overseas Territories) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order extends to the Territories specified in Schedule 1 the Geneva Conventions (Amendment) Act 1995, subject to the exceptions and modifications specified in Schedule 2.

2002/1077 The Overseas Territories (Zimbabwe) (Restrictive Measures Order 2002.

Purpose: To impose certain restrictive measures against the Government of Zimbabwe and those individuals who bear a wide responsibility for the serious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in that country.

2002/1252(c34) The British Overseas Territories Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order brings into force those provisions of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002 which are not already in force.

2002/1618 The Consular Fees Act 1980 (Fees) Order 2002.

Purpose: To increase visa fees in the UK.

2002/1627 The Consular Fees Order 2002.

Purpose: To increase existing fees for passports in the UK.

2002/1822 The Anti Terrorism (Financial and Other Measures) (Overseas Territories) Order 2002.

Purpose: To make provision for equivalent legislation to that of the UK on counter- terrorist financing for six Overseas Territories. Anguilla, the Falkland Islands, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

2002/1823 The Extradition (Overseas Territories) Order 2002.

2002/1824 The Extradition (Overseas Territories) (Hong Kong) Order 2002.

2002/1825 The Extradition (Overseas Territories) (Application to Hong Kong)) Order 2002.

Purpose: To update extradition relations between the Overseas Territories on the one hand and UK, other Overseas Territories Commonwealth countries, Ireland and Hong Kong SAR on the other.

2002/1826 The International Maritime Organisation (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2002.

Purpose: To extend Privileges and Immunities conferred on permanent representatives on member states of the IMO and holders of five IMO posts at director level to the same level of Privileges and Immunities accorded to diplomats.

2002/1827 The Specialized Agencies of the United Nations (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: To accord a refund of insurance premium tax and air passenger duty paid by the International Labour Organisation in the exercise of its official duties.

2002/1828 International Immunities and Privileges: The United Nations and International Court of Justice (Immunities and Privileges) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: To provide for refunds of insurance premium tax and air passenger duty paid by the United Nations and the International Court of Justice.

2002/2054 The Antarctic (Amendment) Regulations 2002.

Purpose: To add further restricted areas to schedule 1 of the Antarctic Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/490) and to modify an existing one. These amendments give effect to a Measure adopted by the most recent meeting of the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties (AntarcticTreaty Consultative Meeting XXV, Poland, September 2002).

2002/2627 The Overseas Territories (Zimbabwe (Restrictive Measures) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: This Order amends the Overseas Territories (Zimbabwe) (Restrictive Measures) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002/1077)

2002/2628 The Somalia (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: UN Security Council resolution 1425(2002) was adopted unanimously on 22 July 2002. Paragraph 2 of the resolution extends the existing arms embargo on Somalia (imposed by resolution 733(1992) as amended by resolution 1356(2001) to prohibit the direct or indirect supply to Somalia of technical advice, financial and other assistance, and training related to military activities. The Order implements the mandatory provisions in paragraph 2 of resolution 1425 in the UK.

2002/2631 The Somalia (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) (Overseas Territories) Order 2002.

Purpose: UN Security Council resolution 1425(2002) was adopted unanimously on 22 July 2002. Paragraph 2 of the resolution extends the existing arms embargo on Somalia (imposed by resolution 733(1992) as amended by resolution 1356(2001) to prohibit the direct or indirect supply to Somalia of technical advice financial and other assistance, and training related to military activities. The Order implements the mandatory provisions in paragraph 2 of resolution 1425 in the Overseas Territories.

2002/2637 The Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Amendment) Order 2002.

Purpose: To amend the Constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands to remove provisions which allow for capital punishment in the Turks and Caicos Islands

2002/2841 The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member states, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Order 2002.

Purpose: To specify for the purposes of the European Communities Act 1972 the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the EC and its member States and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

2002/3132 The Merchant Shipping (Confirmation of Legislation) (Bermuda) Order 2002.

Purpose: To confirm the Merchant Shipping Act 2002, which is the legislation enacted on Bermuda to repeal the application of the remaining provisions of the UK Merchant Shipping Act 1894 which still apply to Bermuda.

2002/3139 The European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (Agreement on Trade, Development and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States and the Republic of South Africa) Order 2002.

Purpose: To specify for the purposes of the European Communities Act 1972 the Agreement on Trade, Development and Co-operation between the EC and its member States and the Republic of South Africa

2002/3147 The Merchant Shipping (Revocation) (Bermuda) Order 2002.

Purpose: To revoke thirteen statutory instruments applying UK merchant shipping legislation to Bermuda. The relevant provisions will be replaced by the local legislation en acted on Bermuda.

2003/433 The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) Order 2003

Purpose: To make provision for the work of the Air Safety Support International (ASSI) which is being established to improve aviation safety regulation in the Overseas Territories.

2003/456 The Bermuda Constitution (Amendment) Order 2003

Purpose: To amend the Constitution of Bermuda to give legal effect to recommendations of the local Constituency Boundaries Commission. The Commission recommended the establishment of 36 single-member constituencies, with defined boundaries, for elections to the House of Assembly.