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Statutory Instruments

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his 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. [106322]

More than 400 statutory instruments (including statutory rules) were issued by the Northern Ireland Office, and the various Northern Ireland Departments of which since October last year the holder of my post has had direction and control, in the calendar year 2002. Lists of these instruments can be found on www.northernireland-legislation.hmso.gov.uk.The information requested in relation to the costs to public funds, businesses and individuals is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.