HC Deb 16 May 2003 vol 405 c498W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal offences have been abolished since 1997. [111723]

Paul Goggins

No central records are kept of abolished offences. The information could be provided only at disproportionate cost. For example, an offence may be re-enacted or amended and, once identified, a detailed assessment would be required in each case.