6 FEBRUARY 1948, Page 17


Sm,—Let us be fair! Not all of the 2,909 Orders issued last year introduced new legislation. Many were made to correct errors or to add points overlooked in making the original Orders in too much of a hurry ; others varied prices of materials and commodities according to market fluctuations ; and some annulled predecessors. It is thus possible that not more than 2,000 of the 2,909 imposed new obligations on the public. Moreover, these are no longer Statutory Rules and Orders. Since January 1st they have been called " Statutory Instru- ments," which relates them more closely to the thumbscrew and the rack.—Yours faithfully, J. H. COSENS.. 158 Elmbridge Avenue, Surbiron.