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Orders and Regulations

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) statutory instruments and (b) statutory rules of Northern Ireland have been (i) made and (ii) revoked by his Department since 1997. (205514)

Since 1997 the Northern Ireland Office has made:

199 Orders in Council;

155 UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or primarily to Northern Ireland; and

5,702 statutory rules.

These figures include Orders in Council, statutory instruments and statutory rules made on behalf of the Northern Ireland Departments during periods of Direct Rule.

The information sought in respect of the statutory instruments and rules which have been revoked by the Department is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.