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Scottish Statutory Instruments

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) UK and (b) Scottish statutory instruments were made in each year since 1979 to 2005. (89227)

[holding answer 9 October 2006]: Between 1979 and 2005 the number of UK statutory instruments (Sis) made in each year is shown in the following table. Scottish Statutory Instruments are included in the statistics up to 1999. After 1999 the number of Scottish Statutory Instruments is a devolved matter which is the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament. Scottish Statutory Instrument Statistics are, however, available on the Office of the Queen’s Printer for Scotland’s website at: http://www.oqps.gov.uk/scotlegislation/ssi_statistics.htm

Total number of statutory instruments

1979

1,770

1980

2,051

1981

1,892

1982

1,900

1983

1,965

1984

2,061

1985

2,082

1986

2,350

1987

2,278

1988

2,311

1989

2,503

1990

2,664

1991

2,951

1992

3,359

1993

3,279

1994

3,334

1995

3,345

1996

3,291

1997

3,114

1998

3,319

1999

3,488

2000

3,424

2001

14,147

2002

3,271

2003

3,354

2004

3,452

2005

3,599

1 It is important to note that the number of Sis registered during 2001 included 597 UK Government Sis and 36 National Assembly for Wales Sis which related directly to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Updated statistics in relation to Statutory Instruments are also available on the OPSI website at: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si-statistics.htm