HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc308-9W
61. Mr. S. O. Davies

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what is the number of Statutory Rules and Orders now in force; and if he will issue a White Paper indicating the extent to which Parliament has surrendered its powers and functions by means of such Rules and Orders.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

The information which the hon. Member seeks was regularly published before the war in the triennial indexes of Statutory Rules and Orders in force. Their publication was suspended during the war, but I am glad to be able to inform the House that there is now in the Press an index covering the Statutory powers granted by Parliament up to 31st December, 1946, and the Statutory Rules and Orders by which those powers were exercised up to 31st December, 1947. Subject to any unforeseen difficulties in printing and binding, the volume should be on sale by the middle of next month.

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