§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the number of instruments signed by him and his predecessor since March 1974 and not debated in the House.
§ Mr. Shore
Between 1st March 1974 and 18th February 1977 216 of the Statutory Instruments held in this Department were signed by my predecessor or myself—either solely or jointly with another Minister or Ministers—and not debated either on the Floor of the House or in Standing Committee. This figure does not include instruments that my predecessor or myself authorised someone else to sign on our behalf.