Clause 124

Part of Local Transport Bill [ Lords ] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Transport) 4:15 pm, 8th May 2008

I beg to move amendment No. 3, in clause 124, page 94, line 29, after ‘regulations’, insert ‘, rules’.

The amendment is minor and technical. The Bill includes powers for the Secretary of State and, in some cases, the Welsh Ministers, to make three types of secondary legislation: regulations, orders and rules. As drafted, clause 124 provides for powers to make regulations and orders to come into force automatically on Royal Assent, but powers to make rules would need to be brought into force by commencement order. The discrepancy was not intentional, and the amendment would provide for a consistent approach. It means that the Bill and future commencement orders will be a little clearer and tidier.