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Legislative Updates

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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39.

To ask the President of the Council if he will arrange for the regular publication of (a) commencement dates of all new legislation and (b) the repeal date of all repealed legislation. [107454]

The commencement date of new legislation and the repeal dates of repealed legislation are all set out either in primary legislation or in secondary legislation, and are therefore already published in that form by the Queen's Printer (and accessible via: www.hmso.gov.uk). To make things easier for users, commencement instruments are numbered as a separate sub-series of the statutory instruments. These are identified within the SI issue list, published daily by The Stationery Office Ltd., on behalf of the Queen's Printer.There are a variety of commercial publications which distil and re-present the information published by the Queen's Printer, and there seems to be no need to supplement them.