HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc56-7W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will list the European Union directives and regulations relating to her Department that have been implemented in each of the last four years, specifying(a) the title and purpose of each, (b) the cost to public funds of each and (c) the cost to businesses of each. [39124]

Mr. Wills

No directives or regulations relating to the Lord Chancellor's Department came into effect in 1998 or 1999. The information for the following years is set out in the table. The costs to public funds given do not take account of officials' time, which is not readily quantifiable.

Title Purpose Cost to public funds Cost to business
Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 To establish updated rules relating to jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters Negligible Negligible