More EU clarity

Here is yet another clarification by Statutory Instrument, a tool used to inject EU law and regulations into UK law without having to bother those overworked MP’s (who are on yet another break) by scrutinising or debating anything in parliament.

This one is 2010 No. 295 (Yes, thats right, the 295th Statutory Instrument of 2010, no wonder MP’s have nothing to do, and laid before parliament while they not there, even if they wanted to do anything)
The Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2010.

1.  These Regulations, which apply in relation to England only, amend the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1499, as already amended) and the Notification of Marketing of Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (England) Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/181) in order to reflect the repeal and replacement of Council Directive 89/398/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (OJ No. L186, 30.6.1989, p.27) by Directive 2009/39/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (OJ No. L124, 20.5.2009, p.21).

2.  These Regulations amend the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 (which extend to the whole of Great Britain), in so far as they apply in relation to England, by omitting the definition of “Directive 89/398” from regulation 2(1) and inserting a definition of “Directive 2009/39” into that provision and substituting a reference to “Directive 2009/39” for the reference to “Directive 89/398” in regulation 3(1)(iv) (regulation 2).

3.  These Regulations amend the Notification of Marketing of Food for Particular Nutritional Uses (England) Regulations 2007 by substituting a revised definition of “the Directive” for the existing definition of “the Directive” in regulation 2(1) so that it refers to Directive 2009/39/EC instead of Directive 89/398/EEC and substituting references to specified provisions of Directive 2009/39/EC for the existing references to specified provisions of Directive 89/398/EEC in regulations 3 and 4 (regulation 3).

4.  A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.

No impact assessment. These changes to regulations will not cost us a penny eh, no taxpayers costs in producing them, enforcing them, monitoring them, nothing eh, no costs to manufactures who may have to change and reprint their labels eh.

But there again, if there is no impact, why produce all these regulations in the first place?

Notice how this SI is only for England, well that is explained as well in the SI.

Functions formerly exercisable by “the Ministers” (being, in relation to England and Wales and acting jointly, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretaries of State respectively concerned with health in England and food and health in Wales and, in relation to Scotland, the Secretary of State) are now exercisable in relation to England by the Secretary of State pursuant to paragraph 8 of Schedule 5 to the 1999 Act. Those functions, so far as exercisable in relation to Wales, were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672) as read with section 40(3) of the 1999 Act and thereafter transferred to the Welsh Ministers by paragraph 30 of Schedule 11 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (2006 c.32). Those functions, so far as exercisable in relation to Scotland, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (1998 c.46) as read with section 40(2) of the 1999 Act.

So if all these powers have been devolved, why are Scottish and Welsh MP’s in a Parliament that only legislates for England?

The British public are truly being had by the politicians..

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3 Responses to More EU clarity

  1. WitteringsfromWitney says:

    Wow – so we have had 295 SIs in 45 days? WTF!

    NIce spot, Ian!

  2. WitteringsfromWitney says:

    Have linked Ian – with ack!

  3. jameshigham says:

    This one is 2010 No. 295 (Yes, thats right, the 295th Statutory Instrument of 2010, no wonder MP’s have nothing to do, and laid before parliament while they not there, even if they wanted to do anything)

    Good, good – we need particulars now.

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