25th January 2018

SI 2018/71

.The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2018.  Comes into force 14th February. This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/610) to implement Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2352 to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Xylella fastidiosa.

24th January 2018

SI 2018/53.

The Merchant Shipping (Safety Rules and Standards for Passenger Ships) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 15th February.  These regulations amend:

SI 2015/508. Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2015.  Definitions for “The Directive” and “pleasure vessel” amended. SI 2010/1075. Merchant Shipping (Technical Requirements for Inland Waterway Vessels) Regulations 2010. Minor amendment to regulation 3(3)(b). SI 2000/2687. Merchant Shipping (Passenger Ships on Domestic Voyages) Regulations 2000. A number of changes to regulation 2 (interpretation).
19th January 2018

SI 2018/56

 The Scotland Act 2016 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations 2018. Comes into force on commencement of section 48 of the Act.

These Regulations make amendments and modifications to the existing regime for the licensing of petroleum consequent on sections 47 and 48 of the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), which devolve legislative competence to the Scottish Parliament and transfer certain functions and powers to the Scottish Ministers for the granting and regulation of licences to search and bore for and get petroleum within the “Scottish onshore area” and related matters.