HC Deb 19 March 1997 vol 292 c648W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Northern Ireland statutory rules were made in 1996, by Department; and what(a) number and (b) percentage replicated rules and regulations for Great Britain. [21003]

Sir John Wheeler

The number of statutory rules made, by Department, in 1996 was:

Department Number in 1996
Department of Agriculture 93
Department of Economic Development 53
Department of Education for NI 30
Department of the Environment for NI 186
Department of Finance and Personnel 10
Department of Health and Social Services for NI 231

Although NI statutory rules and orders may follow a general policy set by GB legislation they do not replicate those made for Great Britain. The drafting will take into account for the NI institutions and entablements and apply the policies to the local/central government structures.

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