To ask the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish in theOfficial Report a list of Government-sponsored Bills which received the Royal Assent since 1957; and what percentage this represents of the total number of public Bills introduced.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The Public Bill returns, issued annually at the end of each Session, contain lists of all Bills which received the Royal Assent and indicate which of them were Government Bills. To list the 1677 Government Bills included in these returns, since 1957, would involve disproportionate cost. Thirty-seven per cent, of the total number of public Bills introduced since 1957 were Government-sponsored Bills.