HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 c270W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the sunset clauses included in legislation from his Department since 1997. [106939]

Ruth Kelly

No substantive provision of post-1997 legislation for which the Chancellor's Department is responsible lapses automatically after a specified period of time or ceases to have effect on a particular date.

However, some of the transitional provisions connected with the coming into force of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 cease to have effect on a certain date.

In addition, certain provisions in legislation for which the Treasury is responsible cease to have effect on the occurrence of a particular event. For example, legislation which implements United Nations Security Council Resolutions which call on the UK to impose financial sanctions generally provide that if the United Nations Security Council cancel the operation of the relevant Resolution, the Order ceases to have effect.