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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2001 No. 294

EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

The Community Drivers' Hours (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Temporary Exception) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

Made

1st August 2001

Coming into operation

6th August 2001

The Department of the Environment, being a Department designated(1) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the regulation and supervision of working conditions of persons engaged in road transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by that section and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Community Drivers' Hours (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Temporary Exception) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 6th August 2001.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Community Drivers' Hours (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Temporary Exception) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

2.  In Regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the Community Drivers' Hours (Foot-and-Mouth Disease) (Temporary Exception) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001(4), in the definition of “prescribed period” for the words “period of 30 days beginning on 6th July 2001” there shall be substituted “period of 30 days beginning on 5th August 2001”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 1st August 2001.

L.S.

Sam Foster

Minister of the Environment

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations extend the expiry date of the exceptions for a further period of 30 days from (and including) 6th August to (and including) 4th September 2001. The European Commission has authorised the continuation of the temporary exception provided for by these Regulations.