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Departmental Legislation

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Acts of Parliament have been promoted and how many statutory instruments made by his Department, or predecessor Departments covering his area of responsibility in each of the last 20 years.

The information requested is not held centrally within the Department and given the changes to the machinery of Government over the last 20 years some of the information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.Following is the information which is readily available:

Year*Acts of Parliament
1983–844
1982–837
1981–827
1980–818
1979–809
1978–799
1977–786
1976–779
1975–768
1974–7510
1973–744
1972–739
1971–7210
1970–7119
1969–707
Year†Statutory Instruments
198491
1983117
Notes:
* Parliamentary Session.
† Calendary Year.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office publishes annually "Lists of Statutory Instruments" and "Tables and Indices to Public and General Acts and General Synod Measures". Both of these are currently up to date to the end of 1983.
TABLE 1PQ 2568
Sales of Formulated Pesticides by United Kingdom Manufacturers*
£ thousands
No. of enterprises† 19841983198419831984198419841984
P4th qtr1st qtr R2nd qtr R3rd qtr R4th qtr R
Pesticides:
Insecticides (other than seed dressings):
Containing organo-phosphorus compounds1246,35157,9608,63813,92921,18112,18410,666
Containing organo-chlorine compounds914,45716,7254,1065,5013,4532,7924,979
Other1282,516101,38310,74623,09731,18921,68225,415
Rodenticides41,1621,156368278277331270
Seed dressings (containing fungicides only or fungicide and insecticide) and sheep and cattle dips45,4965,2729746831,6471,5631,379
Other pesticides (incl. nematocides)42,2552,185676579789266551
Preparations for plant control (eg rooting compounds, anti-sprouting products, fruit setting and dropping compounds etc.):
Fungicides936,19453,5679,21615,87118,5994,03615,061
Herbicides:
Containing phenoxy derivatives of acetic, propionic or butyric acids758,20671,08810,08823,81723,29310,57913,399
Other86,73216,11426,58525,17619,002
Other preparations for plant control179,60498,6469832,2464,69517,795880
Unclassified sales (including work done)2,597745790729746