HC Deb 11 December 2003 vol 415 c562W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many pages of(a) primary and (b) secondary legislation her Department put through Parliament in 2002–03. [141121]

Ms Hewitt

My Department sponsored four Bills during the 2002–03 Session, which made a total of 632 pages once enacted.

In the case of secondary legislation, my Department was responsible for the making of 141 General Statutory Instruments which would have been considered either by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments or the Select Committee on Statutory Instruments. These instruments made a total of 1,295 pages.

It should be noted that the instruments produced by my Department include many which consolidated and revoked previous instruments and which may have been produced at the prompting of Parliamentary Committees.