HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c396W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the President of the Council how many Orders in Council in 2002 were made under(a) the prerogative and (b) an Act of Parliament. [103042]

Mr. Robin Cook

A total of 526 Orders in Council were made in 2002, of which 372 were made under an Act or Measure and 154 were made under the Prerogative. The Orders approved at each Council meeting are listed on the Privy Council Office website (www.pco.gov.uk) and copies are placed in the Library of the House. The majority of Prerogative Orders related to the appointment of Ministers and Privy Councillors, the private affairs of Chartered bodies, and Channel Islands business. The majority of statutory Orders were confirmations of Church Commissioners' schemes under the Pastoral Measure 1983.

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