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Departmental Consultation Papers

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) consultation papers and (b) new regulations have been issued by his Department and its predecessors in each year since 1 January 1997; and if he will make a statement. (201199)

The Department for Children, Schools and Families, and its predecessors, (the Department for Education and Employment and the Department for Education and Skills up until 28 June 2007) have issued (a) 370 consultation papers and (b) 1,639 new regulations since 1 January 1997. The annual breakdown is shown in the following table.

Number

Consultations issued

Regulations issued

1997

2

70

1998

3

144

1999

3

206

2000

41

148

2001

56

167

2002

35

165

2003

45

168

2004

33

124

2005

45

150

2006

44

127

2007

51

139

2008

12

31