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Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Leader of the House how many powers to enable primary legislation to be amended or repealed by secondary legislation have been enacted in each of the last 30 years. (185516)

The Government accept that powers to amend primary legislation by secondary legislation should only be created where circumstances make it necessary or appropriate to do so.

However, there is no single source of all such provisions. It is therefore not possible to answer the question, especially over such a lengthy time period, without incurring disproportionate cost.