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The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order 1947

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Statutory Instruments

1948 No. 2

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

The Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order, 1947

Made

19th December 1947

Laid before Parliament

7th November 1947

Coming into Operation

1st January 1948

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of December, 1947

Present,

The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

His Majesty, in pursuance of subsection (1) of section nine of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

1.—(1) Where any Minister of the Crown exercises any power conferred on him by any Act of Parliament passed before the commencement of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946,(1) to confirm or approve any orders or rules or regulations or other subordinate legislation made by an authority who is not a rule-making authority as defined in the Rules Publication Act, 1893(2), and the subordinate legislation so confirmed or approved, being of a legislative and not an executive character, is required to be laid before Parliament or the House of Commons, then, subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Article, any document by which that power is exercised after the coming into operation of this Order shall be known as a statutory instrument, and the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, shall apply to that document accordingly.

(2) This Article shall not apply to any document which by virtue of subsection (2) of section one of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, is a statutory instrument within the meaning of that Act otherwise than by virtue of this Order or would be such an instrument but for regulations made under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of section eight of that Act(3).

2.  Any document by which any power conferred by an Act mentioned in the first column of the Schedule to this Order to confirm subordinate legislation of the description mentioned in the second column of that Schedule is exercised after the coming into operation of this Order by the Ministers specified in the third column of that Schedule shall be known as a statutory instrument, and the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, shall apply to that document accordingly.

3.  In this Order references to a Minister of the Crown include references to the Treasury, the Admiralty; the Board of Trade, and any other Government department.

4.—(1) This Order shall come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1948; and may be cited as the Statutory Instruments (Confirmatory Powers) Order, 1947.

(2) The Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply to the interpretation of this Order as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

E. C. E. Leadbitter

THE SCHEDULE

STATUTESUBORDINATE LEGISLATIONMINISTER WITH POWER TO CONFIRM OR APPROVE

1. Valuation (Metropolis) Act, 1869 (32 & 33 Vict. c. 67)

Section 27

Orders by the County of London Quarter Sessions regulating proceedings on assessment appealsSecretary of State.

2. Midwives Act, 1902 (2 Edw. 7. c. 17)

Section 3

Rules made by Central Midwives BoardMinister of Health.

3. Midwives (Scotland) Act, 1915 (5 & 6 Geo. 5. c. 91)

Section 5

Rules made by Central Midwives Board for ScotlandSecretary of State.

4. Education (Scotland) Act, 1946 (9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 72)

Section 126

Schemes made by Governing bodies of endowments of an annual value under £50Secretary of State.
5. Local Government Act, 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. 5. c. 17)
(a) Section 4Administrative SchemesMinister of Health.
(b) Section 24Schemes for the administration of Registration Acts in counties and county boroughsMinister of Health.

6. Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1947 (10 & 11 Geo. 6. c. 43)

Section 38

District Council schemes made by County CouncilsSecretary of State.

7. Livestock Industry Act, 1937 (1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6. c. 50)

Section 17

General (but not special) byelaws made by the Livestock Commission

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries (in relation to byelaws applicable only to premises in England).

Secretary of State (in relation to byelaws applicable only to premises in Scotland).

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Order subjects to the provisions of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, and the Treasury Regulations thereunder (see the Statutory Instruments Regulations, 1947 (S.I. 1948 No. 1)):—

(1) confirmations of subordinate legislation of a legislative and not an executive character, where the subordinate legislation is required to be laid before Parliament or the House of Commons and was not a statutory rule before the commencement of the Act; and

(2) the confirmations set out in the Schedule.

By virtue of Regulation 3 of the Statutory Instruments Regulations the Order is allocated to the 1948 series of Statutory Instruments.

(1)

The Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, commenced the 1st January, 1948, (S.I. 1948 No. 3, p. 4001 above).

(2)

(repealed by 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 36).

(3)

†See the Statutory Instruments Regulations, 1947 (S.I. 1948 No. 1, p. 4002 above).

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