HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc309-10W
22. Sir J. Mellor

asked the President of the Board of Trade why the explanatory note to Statutory Instrument, 1951, No. 212, describes the effect of the order by reference to another explanatory note; and when the latter note and the list of amendments were laid before Parliament.

Mr. H. Wilson

Where very detailed schedules of specifications and prices are involved, it has long been the practice of the Board of Trade, for the convenience of traders, to print both the schedules and lists of amendments thereto separately from the order which gives them statutory force. The explanatory note to the order indicates the general nature of the contents of the related schedule in question. Changes made by a related schedule or list of amendments thereto are indicated in the explanatory note prefaced to the schedule or list itself. This procedure was followed in the case of S.I. 1951 No. 212. Both S.I. 1951 No. 212 and the list of amendments were laid before Parliament on the same day, 9th February, 1951.