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The Statutory Instruments Regulations 1947


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Interpretation, Citation and Commencement

1.—(1) The Interpretation Act, 1889, shall apply to the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)Principal Act” means the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946:

(b)responsible authority” means

(i)in relation to an Order in Council, the Minister responsible for the preparation of the draft of the Order submitted to His Majesty in Council, and

(ii)in relation to any other instrument, the Minister by whom the instrument is made;

and in this definition references to a Minister include references to the Treasury, the Admiralty, the Board of Trade, and any other Government department, and to any other authority making a document which by virtue of Regulation 2 of these Regulations is such a statutory rule as is referred to in subsection (2) of Section 1 of the Principal Act:

(c)general instrument” and “local instrument” mean , respectively, an instrument classified as such under these Regulations: and

(d)Reference Committee” means the Statutory Instruments Reference Committee provided for by these Regulations.

(3) These Regulations may be cited as the Statutory Instruments Regulations, 1947 and shall come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1948.

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