HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 c940W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pages of(a) primary and (b) secondary legislation his Department put through Parliament in 2002–03. [141120]

Mr. Blunkett

The Home Office sponsored five Bills during the 2002–03 Session, which made a total of approximately 868 once enacted (printed versions of some of the Bills are not yet available).

These Bills included measures to give the police new powers to deal with anti-social behaviour, deliver end to end reform of the criminal justice system in the most significant overhaul in a generation, modernise and streamline extradition to and from the UK, enable faster and more effective co-operation against terrorism and other serious crime and deliver the most radical overhaul of sex offences legislation in 50 years.

In the case of secondary legislation, the Home Office was responsible for 131 Statutory Instruments which equates to 438 pages of legislation which give effect to measures introduced in previous sessions.

Full copies of all the legislation, together with page numbers are available in the Library.