§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will give the numbers and percentages of statutes from(a) 1990 and earlier, (b) 1985 and earlier and (c) 1980 and earlier whose provisions are not fully in force. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
Of some 3,300 public general Acts which were enacted before the end of 1990, and remain on the statute book, approximately 100–3 per cent.—have not been brought fully into force. The figures for 1985 and 1980 are respectively 60 and 2 per cent. and 40 and 1 per cent.