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Police: Legislation

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents she (i) has issued and (ii) plans to issue in the next 12 months consequential to the provisions of police legislation passed since 1996. (174045)

In the next 12 months I intend to lay before Parliament a number of statutory instruments regarding the Police and Justice Act 2006. In early 2008 I intend to lay four sets of regulations regarding the membership, functions and planning obligations of police authorities and in spring and autumn I intend to lay orders commencing various uncommenced provisions of that Act.

Since 1996 the Government have enacted 12 pieces of police legislation which have effect in England and Wales, and several Statutory Instruments consequential to these. 65 Home Office circulars have been issued in regard to these acts. In relation to other documents consequential to these acts, these details are not kept centrally.

A document has been prepared with a full list of these statutory instruments and Home Office circulars, and will be placed in the Library of the House.