HL Deb 21 April 1999 vol 599 c159WA
The Earl of Northesk

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What new powers, in the form of statutory instruments, codes of practice and other rules have been conferred upon central government departments as a result of legislation enacted since 1 May 1997. [HL1327]

The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

The information requested by the noble Earl is not available in the form requested.

I have also written to the noble Earl on this subject today and copies of my letter have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.