HC Deb 12 March 2002 vol 381 c1010W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating(a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [36234]

Ms Blears

I apologise to the hon. Member for the delay in responding to this question. I refer him to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) on 5 March 2002,Official Report, column 192W.

A list of all statutory instruments made by the Department of Health in 2001 and to date in 2002 has been placed in the Library. Information relating to the purpose and cost of each instrument can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

From March 2002, explanatory memoranda will be provided for all affirmative statutory instruments as announced by my right hon. Friend the Leader of the House on 1 February 2002, Official Report, column 584W. Much of the information requested will be provided in this memoranda.

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