§ Lord Roberts of Conwy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many new regulations have been brought into effect since May 1997; and whether the Government will provide an analysis showing the broad areas of government where they apply. [HL4123]
§ The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)
From the beginning of 1997 to 6 October 1999, 7,197 Statutory Instruments were brought into effect. The information requested is not collated in the form requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. However, the full text, area of government, and date of each Statutory Instrument can be obtained from the HMSO website (www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk).
In addition, details of regulations which impose compliance costs on business are published every six months in a Command Paper, and are available on a monthly basis on the Cabinet Office Regulatory Impact Unit's website (www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/regulation).