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Criminal Offences

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new criminal offences have been created in legislation drawn up by his Department since 1997. [109537]

The Department of Health has created 74 criminal offences in legislation passed since 1997, of which 26 criminal offences replace those contained in earlier legislation. A list of the legislation and the offences has been placed in the Library.