§ Mr. Galley
asked the Lord Privy Seal how many Acts of Parliament have been promoted and how many statutory instruments made by Departments, for which he answers, or predecessor Departments covering his areas of responsibility, in each of the last 20 years.
§ Mr. Biffen
Her Majesty's Stationery Office publishes annually "Lists of Statutory Instruments" and "Tables and Indices to Public and General Acts and General Synod Measures". Both of these are currently up to date to the end of 1983.
Given the change to the machinery of government over the last 20 years, apportionment of the Acts or statutory instruments to the areas of present ministerial responsibility could be done only at disproportionate cost.