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Departmental Orders and Regulations

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department and its predecessor since 1997. (204775)

101 statutory instruments, general and local, have been made by Ministers of the Department for Children, Schools and Families since its establishment on 28 June 2007. Its predecessor Departments were the Department for Education and Employment up to 10 June 2001 and the Department for Education and Skills from 11 June 2001 to 27 June 2007. 700 statutory instruments, general and local, were made by Ministers of the Department for Education and Employment from 1 January 1997 to 10 June 2001. 924 statutory instruments, general and local, were made by Ministers of the Department for Education and Skills from 11 June 2001 to 27 June 2007.

Numbers of statutory instruments revoked could be provided only at disproportionate cost.