HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 c78W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many instruments of secondary legislation were made between 1st November, 1971, and 1st June, 1972; how many of these directives were translated into English and made available to hon. Members by 1st June 1972; and by what date he anticipates having all of these rules, regulations and directives available in English for hon. Members.

Mr. Rippon

In the period 10th November, 1971, to 19th May, 1972—the nearest convenient dates—approximately 1,750 instruments of secondary legislation were made and published by the European Communities. A preliminary and provisional analysis of these shows that, approximately, only 200 will apply to the United Kingdom on our accession. Translations of 68 of these have been published, including nine which were published on 6th June. The remainder are in course of preparation.