HL Deb 31 January 2001 vol 621 c64WA
Lord Dholakia

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many new criminal offences were created in (a) public and (b) local and private legislation enacted during the session 1999–2000. [HL461]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Although the Home Office is responsible for scrutinising proposals for new offences in both public and private legislation no comprehensive records are kept centrally of all new offences created in public legislation. The following information about public legislation therefore relates only to Home Office measures which have been enacted during the 1999–2000 parliamentary Session. The information about local and private legislation covers all private measures during the period in question.

Public Legislation

Local and Private Legislation