HC Deb 02 December 2003 vol 415 cc44-5W
Mr. Redwood:

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many pages of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation his Department put through Parliament in 2002–03. [141122]

Yvette Cooper:

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister sponsored three Bills during the 2002–03 session which made a total of 162 pages once enacted.

In the case of secondary legislation the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was responsible for the making of 71 General Statutory Instruments which would have been considered by either the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments or the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments. These instruments made a total of 438 pages.