INAP 3.1.7 Preparation of Rules and regulatory material for publication [effective from 6th December 2009]

(1) In preparing a written or electronic version of any Rules or regulatory material for publication, the Regulatory Authority may —
(a) make editorial amendments, and other textual amendments of a technical or formal nature; and
(b) make other editorial changes by way of format, layout, presentation or printing style.
(2) However, this rule does not permit the making of any amendment of any Rules or regulatory material that would change the legal effect of the Rules or regulatory material.
(3) For this rule, an editorial amendment is an amendment that —
(a) updates or corrects a reference to, or to any provision of, any law or other instrument; or
(b) goes only to a matter of spelling, punctuation, or the use (or non-use) of conjunctives, disjunctives or capitals; or
(c) numbers or paragraphs (to any level) any provision, or changes the order of definitions or other provisions, of any Rules or regulatory material; or
(d) changes the naming or numbering of a provision of any Rules or regulatory material; or
(e) replaces a reference to a provision of any law or other instrument with a different form of reference to the provision; or
(f) changes the way of referring to or expressing a number, year, date, time, amount of money, quantity, measurement or any similar matter; or
(g) changes the form, layout or wording of any definition; or
(h) updates a reference to the heading of a provision of any law or other instrument; or
(i) omits the enacting or making words (however described) of any Rules or regulatory material (including any signatures); or
(j) omits a provision of any Rules or regulatory material that has expired or the operation of which is exhausted or spent; or
(k) inserts, omits or changes anything not forming part of any Rules or regulatory material, including, for example, any table of contents (however described) or endnote; or
(l) is consequential on any other editorial amendment.
(4) Any Rules or regulatory material amended or otherwise changed under this rule has effect for all purposes, on and after publication by the Regulatory Authority, as if the changes had been made by other Rules or regulatory material of the same kind.
(5) In this rule:

law means —
(a) a law of any jurisdiction; and
(b) any regulations, rules or other instruments (however described and whether legislative or administrative) made or in force under a law of any jurisdiction;
and includes the QFC Law or any other law of the State and any Regulations or Rules.
Inserted by QFCRA RM02/2009 (as from 6th December 2009).