Statutory Instruments

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach - Shadow Minister (Also Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions), Shadow Minister

To ask Her Majesty's Government why, when a statutory instrument is reissued to correct an error, the amendments to the original version are not listed.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information about the nature of changes to an instrument should be contained within the Explanatory Note. Guidance to departments in Statutory Instrument Practice states that "the explanatory note should help the reader to understand the instrument's effect without looking up other provisions. Thus the note to an amending instrument should make clear the point and substance of the amendment". This guidance will be amended to make clear to departments that when a defective instrument is corrected and reissued, they must provide information about amendments made to the original instrument.

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