§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many criminal offences have been(a) created and (b) abolished by his Department since 1997. 
§ Mr. Leslie
I have been asked to reply.411W
A comprehensive and exhaustive list of new and abolished offences could be provided only at disproportionate cost. We can however provide information about the following measures which have been enacted since 1997 by the former DETR and DTLR.
- The Regional Development Agencies Act 1998 created two offences.
- The Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998 created 14 offences.
- The Water Industry Act 1999 created one offence. The Local Government Act 1999 created one offence. The Greater London Authority Act 1999 created four offences.
- The Transport Act 2000 created 18 offences. The Local Government Act 2000 created three offences. The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 created three offences.