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Statutory Instruments

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106324]

A list of statutory instruments has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses. It includes those signed by, or on behalf of my right hon. and noble Friend, the Lord Chancellor during the 12 months from 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003, and also Orders in Council made during that period for which my Department was responsible. A list of statutory instruments initiated by other Government Departments, but made by the Lord Chancellor, is also included along with a list of Northern Ireland statutory rules signed by, or on behalf of, the Lord Chancellor.Details of the purpose of each instrument can be found in the instruments' explanatory notes.Policy decisions implemented by secondary legislation may increase, reduce or have no effect on costs to others. It is not possible, save at disproportionate cost, to attribute specific cost increases or reductions to specific statutory instruments.