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 approval||Instruments requiring Negative procedure||Instruments: No parliamentary procedure|
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.