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Departmental Legislation

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors since May 1997. (198292)

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However no DEFRA sponsored primary legislation has received Royal Assent in 2007 or until now in 2008, and hence no offences have been abolished by DEFRA sponsored primary legislation during this period.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007. (198312)

No DEFRA sponsored primary legislation has received Royal Assent since 1 July 2007, and hence no offences have been created by DEFRA sponsored primary legislation since that date.