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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Yes, I Really Ought To Get Out More

I had a bit of fun a while ago with the thousands of Statutory Instruments that are used to regulate minute (and sometimes not so minute) aspects of our lives.
In a dull moment, while my wife was in the other room yelling at the tennis on the telly, I browsed a very small selection of some recent SI's. How about these for a taster? It shouldn't be hard to find even more ridiculous-sounding examples. If you do, let us know in the comments.

The Poultry Compartments (England) Order 2010

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (Commencement No.9) Order 2010

The Video Recordings (Labelling) Regulations 2010

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Covert Human Intelligence Sources: Matters Subject to Legal Privilege) Order 2010

The Ordinary Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption), Additional Statutory Paternity Pay (Adoption) and Statutory Adoption Pay (Adoptions from Overseas) (Persons Abroad and Mariners) Regulations 2010

The Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2010

The Scottish Register of Tartans Act 2008 (Consequential Modifications) Order 2010

Gorchymyn Consesiynau Teithio (Gwasanaethau Cymwys) (Diwygio) 2010

The Pedal Bicycles (Safety) Regulations 2010

The Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 (Commencement) Order 2010

The East Harling Internal Drainage District (Alteration of Boundaries) Order 2009

The Sheep and Goats (Records, Identification and Movement) (Wales) Order 2009