HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 cc841-2W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the President of the Council how many statutory instruments have been(a) introduced, (b) removed and (c) amended by his Department since 1 January; and what the (i) cost and (ii) saving has been in each case. [64638]

Mr. Robin Cook

Eight statutory instruments have been introduced by my Department since 1 January, of which none removed others and one amended an earlier one. None of these instruments were introduced in my capacity as Leader of the House. A larger number of Orders in and of Council, introduced since the date mentioned, are also statutory instruments. These are included in the parliamentary answers given by the Departments from which they originated, so as to avoid double-counting.

The other information sought is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.