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Statutory Instruments

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many statutory instruments required affirmative approval as a requirement for coming into, or remaining in effect; how many were subject to the negative procedure; and how many statutory instruments subject to no parliamentary procedure were laid before either or both Houses of Parliament, in each of the last 30 years.

[pursuant to his reply, 14 May 1985, c. 90]: The information requested is only readily available for the last 13 years; these figures are listed below and are on a sessional basis. Information for earlier sessions could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Instruments requiring Affirmative approvalInstruments requiring Negative procedureInstruments: No parliamentary procedure
1983–8418094756
1982–839949332
1981–8212172163
1980–8113079356
1979–802351,09588
1978–798951745
1977–7814175748
1976–7712766937
1975–7615890666
1974–751471,03990
19747543325
1973–744039629
1972–739436822

Source: This information is taken from the Delegated Legislation Return, which lists those instruments considered by the Joint Committee and the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments.