Repeal the new part g of building regulations

This new approved document contains some of the most rediculous legal requirements yet.

Introduced in April this year you have got to wonder what the coalition parties were doing in opposition. For those that arnt familiar the new partG includes a requirement for all new houses to have temperature restrictors on baths to stop people from jumpinginto hot water and scalding themselves. I know that this will happen to some people BUT surely we are educated enough in this country to be able to run a bath without government interfearence. IF not it is education we need to be looking at, not the plumbing system.

Another requirement is that somebody works out how much water a new house will use, but this is based on the number of appliances not the number of people as I understand it. The saving in water that this is aimed at would be better addressed by simply controling the manufactured appliances.

But perhaps the best bit of part G is the bit about greenhouses. Greenhouses are exempt from the regulations but now if you draw off water from a source shared with a dwelling at the greenhouse suddenly the building regs apply and the water has to be wholesome. Meaning that the building reg process including inspections  and fee is necessary if you connect a hose to the tap in your kitchen and use it to water your tomatoes.

Of course the regs are only to ensure that the water is wholesome but as they only apply when you draw off water from your dwelling, the same stuff you make your tea with the assumtion is that it will be wholesome withot the need for a man from the council checking.

This is new regulation April 2010 not some old nonsense ,it is also the law, what was that somone said about the law being an ass?

Why is this idea important?

This new approved document contains some of the most rediculous legal requirements yet.

Introduced in April this year you have got to wonder what the coalition parties were doing in opposition. For those that arnt familiar the new partG includes a requirement for all new houses to have temperature restrictors on baths to stop people from jumpinginto hot water and scalding themselves. I know that this will happen to some people BUT surely we are educated enough in this country to be able to run a bath without government interfearence. IF not it is education we need to be looking at, not the plumbing system.

Another requirement is that somebody works out how much water a new house will use, but this is based on the number of appliances not the number of people as I understand it. The saving in water that this is aimed at would be better addressed by simply controling the manufactured appliances.

But perhaps the best bit of part G is the bit about greenhouses. Greenhouses are exempt from the regulations but now if you draw off water from a source shared with a dwelling at the greenhouse suddenly the building regs apply and the water has to be wholesome. Meaning that the building reg process including inspections  and fee is necessary if you connect a hose to the tap in your kitchen and use it to water your tomatoes.

Of course the regs are only to ensure that the water is wholesome but as they only apply when you draw off water from your dwelling, the same stuff you make your tea with the assumtion is that it will be wholesome withot the need for a man from the council checking.

This is new regulation April 2010 not some old nonsense ,it is also the law, what was that somone said about the law being an ass?

Sunset Clauses For All Legislation.

All legislation past and present and for the future should be reviewed and subjected to five year Sunset Clauses if they are not used or found to be unworkable or unsuitable in any way. All laws should be subject to recall and revision at any time subject to a test and qualification process in cases of malfunction and clear injustice in operation. Nothing should be carved in granite for ever regardless of effect or suitability for a staed purpose. The notion should be that all legislation should serve a definite purpose and remain fit and suitable for that purpose and no other.

Why is this idea important?

All legislation past and present and for the future should be reviewed and subjected to five year Sunset Clauses if they are not used or found to be unworkable or unsuitable in any way. All laws should be subject to recall and revision at any time subject to a test and qualification process in cases of malfunction and clear injustice in operation. Nothing should be carved in granite for ever regardless of effect or suitability for a staed purpose. The notion should be that all legislation should serve a definite purpose and remain fit and suitable for that purpose and no other.

New laws must have automatic (say) 100 year repeal !

Not many laws older than 100 years are needed as society will have moved on ! As time allows all laws older than this should be reviewed. Even our MP's should be able to find time during the 100 years ! By starting now we will have a really modern,flexible albeit lawyer unfriendly system. 

Why is this idea important?

Not many laws older than 100 years are needed as society will have moved on ! As time allows all laws older than this should be reviewed. Even our MP's should be able to find time during the 100 years ! By starting now we will have a really modern,flexible albeit lawyer unfriendly system. 

Blanket Sunset Rule for all Legislation

All laws should come with a expiry date by which they must renew their mandate through a parliamentary vote or automatically cease to be effective.

 

If a law is useful and necessary, renewing it every 10 or 20 years should be little trouble. If it is bad, unnecessary, petty or simply nobody can even remember why it was passed… it should not be on the books.

Why is this idea important?

All laws should come with a expiry date by which they must renew their mandate through a parliamentary vote or automatically cease to be effective.

 

If a law is useful and necessary, renewing it every 10 or 20 years should be little trouble. If it is bad, unnecessary, petty or simply nobody can even remember why it was passed… it should not be on the books.

Instigate a “sunset clause” or review date for all new laws

Many new laws have been rushed through Parliament without proper scrutiny, in response to a crime or an issue of public concern, and many have been found to have unforeseen consequences, catching innocent people in their net.

Having a review mechanism will help to ensure that laws are fit for purpose and do not criminalise or penalise those for whom they are not intended.

Why is this idea important?

Many new laws have been rushed through Parliament without proper scrutiny, in response to a crime or an issue of public concern, and many have been found to have unforeseen consequences, catching innocent people in their net.

Having a review mechanism will help to ensure that laws are fit for purpose and do not criminalise or penalise those for whom they are not intended.