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Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) regulations and (b) guidance documents were issued to police forces by her Department in England and Wales in each year since 1997. (176102)

Since 1997 the Government have enacted 12 pieces of police legislation which have effect in England and Wales, and several statutory instruments consequential to these, containing police regulations where appropriate. 65 Home Office circulars have also been issued in respect of these Acts.

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.