§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many statutory instruments her Department sponsored in the last Session of Parliament; and how many of these(a) constituted a new rule or regulation, (b) were introduced to implement European Community directives and (c) amplify the minimum standards set out in an original European Community directive. 
§ Mr. Paice
The Department for Education, Employment Department and the Department for Education and Employment sponsored a total of 92 statutory instruments of which seven wholly or partly were introduced to implement European Community directives. None of these amplify the minimum standards set out in the original directive.