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Parliamentary Procedures

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

22. To ask the Leader of the House what the average length of time from First Reading to Royal Assent was for an Act in the 2005-06 session of Parliament. (93392)

It is estimated that for the 31 Government Bills which have reached Royal Assent so far in the present session (excluding Consolidated Fund and Appropriation Bills), the average time taken between introduction and Royal Assent has been 240 days.