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Departmental Orders and Regulations

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department and its predecessor since 1997. (204768)

On 28 April, the Department placed in the Libraries of the House copies of a report on: DEFRA's statutory instruments between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2007. The report is the outcome of a review of SIs over that period, and incorporates data on SIs introduced by DEFRA's predecessor (i.e. MAFF). The report shows that the Department implemented 1,036 SIs between 2000 and 2007, and revoked 840 SIs dating back to 2000 and earlier. Comparable data are not available pre-2000.