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EU Law

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which were introduced as a consequence of obligations arising from EU legislation in the latest period for which figures are available. (281861)

The information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only by manually examining each piece of legislation the Ministry of Justice has introduced at a disproportionate cost. On the basis of the information provided by MoJ policy experts, it appears that of the 280 statutory instruments laid by the MoJ since its creation in May 2007, two of these were partially concerned with meeting obligations arising from EU legislation.