HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc552-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Bills his Department has sponsored in each of the past 15 years; and how many have been passed by Parliament. [19768]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The following Scottish Bills were sponsored by my Department during the past 15 years:

The 1996–97 Bills have yet to receive Royal Assent. All the other Bills were enacted. The list includes consolidation Bills, which are marked with an asterisk, but excludes private members' Bills. In addition, we have co-sponsored a large number of Great Britain-United Kingdom Bills during this period.