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Departmental Orders and Regulations

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department since 1997. (204761)

The Scotland Office has responsibility for overseeing a programme of secondary legislation to manage the devolution settlement and elections in Scotland. Since 1 July 1999, when the Office was created, 128 Statutory Instruments relating to the devolution settlement and elections in Scotland have been taken forward. Of the 128 Statutory Instruments:

109 of these were made under the Scotland Act 1998

one under the Public Expenditure and Receipts Act 1968

18 Orders under various enactments in relation to the management of elections in Scotland

Information relating to the revocation of statutory instruments is obtainable only at disproportionate cost.