§ Sir C. MacAndrew
asked the Minister of Food why his Department does not embody short titles on all Statutory Rules and Orders, as recommended by the Select Committee on Statutory Rules and Orders on two occasions and also by Treasury Circular; and if he will give instructions that short titles be used on all Statutory Rules and Orders.
§ Mr. Strachey
It has always been the practice of my Department to incorporate a short title clause in substantive Orders but not in amending Orders. Since 14th November last, in order to meet the recommendations referred to by the hon. and gallant Member, a short title clause is included in all Orders whether amending or otherwise.