15th Report of Session 2015-16 - Statutory Instruments Joint Committee Contents

Appendix 2

b.  S.I. 2015/1933: memorandum from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Export Control (Russia, Crimea and Sevastopol Sanctions) (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/1933)

1.  This memorandum is submitted in response to a question from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 16th December 2015.

2.  The Committee asked:

"If the existing article 5(a) and (b) of the 2014 Order are intended to form part of the renumbered article 5(1), explain why article 2(3)(a) does not simply renumber article 5."

3.  The Department acknowledges that if article 2(3)(a) of the 2015 Order had renumbered article 5, this would have avoided any possible ambiguity as to whether paragraphs (a) and (b) were in fact to be included in the new article 5(1).

4.  However, we consider that the possibility that the Order as drafted will cause any confusion is low. Article 2(5) of the 2015 Order makes clear that references to "5(a)" and "5(b)" where they appear in the 2014 Order, are to be replaced with references to article "5(1)(a)" and "5(1)(b)" respectively.

5.  The Department thanks the Committee for bringing this issue to its attention and undertakes to correct it as soon as a suitable opportunity to do so arises.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
21 December 2015

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