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Statutory Instruments

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions a statutory instrument sponsored by his Department has been reported by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments as defective since October 2005. (85189)

Between the beginning of October 2005 and 5 July 2006, the only occasion when the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (JCSI) raised a question about the content of a Home Office SI was in relation to the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Commencement No. 1 and Transitional and Transitory Provisions) Order 2005 (S.I.2005/1521). This followed a decision by the divisional court that certain provisions in the Order were ultra vires. There has subsequently been a successful appeal against that decision in the Court of Appeal.

Reports from the JCSI contain full details of the statutory instruments which they have reported. SI 2005/1521 is considered in the Sixth Report of the JCSI for Session 2005-06.