HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c31W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which Bills introduced by her Department in the last five years have contained sunset clauses; and what plans she has for the future use of such clauses. [49629]

Ms Hewitt

One Bill introduced by my Department in the last five years contained a sunset clause. Section 16(41) of The Electronic Communications Act 2000 provides for the repeal of Part 1 of the Act five years from Royal Assent if no order is made before then under Section 16(2). The use of such clauses in future Bills will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.