§ Mr. Redwood:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department in 2002–03 was introduced to implement EU requirements. 
§ Mr. Pond:
The Department did not sponsor any primary legislation during the 2002–03 Session (13 November 2002–20 November 2003).
The Department was responsible for the making of 97 General Statutory Instruments during the 2002–03 Session (including 11 from the Health and Safety Executive), some of which consolidated and revoked previous instruments. 9.27 per cent. of the total (nine Statutory Instruments, including seven from the Health and Safety Executive) give effect to EU requirements.