§ Lord Stoddart of Swindon
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many regulations and directives of the European Union and European Community came into force in each calendar year from 1997 to 2003; and how many resulting changes to regulations or Acts of Parliament were made or are due to be made in respect of each year. [HL1066]
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
Based on the records in the Official Journal of the European Union (copies available in the Library of the House) we assess that the number of EC, ECSC and Euratom Regulations made was as follows:
Number 1997 2,339 1998 2,852 1999 2,802 2000 2,882 2001 2,600 2002 2,125 2003 2,176
Based on the records in the Official Journal of the European Union (copies available in the Library of the House) we assess that the number of EU directives issued was as follows:
Number 1997 85 1998 109 1999 100 2000 91 2001 83 2002 159 2003 134
All the data above covers the period from December (of the preceding year) to November of that year inclusive.
Many of the above regulations and directives will be taken into account in writing and revising domestic legislation. The exact number of resulting changes to regulations or Acts of Parliament made or due to be made between 1997 and 2003 is not available in any form.