HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 cc790-1W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list by clause the provisions enacted in legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997 which have not been implemented. [158464]

Mr. Blunkett

The table, which has been placed in the Library, lists the bills introduced by the Home Office in the sessions 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–2001 and 2001–2002. The table indicates the extent to which provisions are not in force or only partially in force. Last session's bills are not included as the session only ended in November 2003.

We have now implemented over 94 per cent. of the legislation passed in these sessions.

In some cases provisions have been repealed and replaced by later legislation and improved measures such as those now in the Anti-Social Behaviour Act. In some cases legislation has been updated following representations from Parliament for example from the Home Affairs Select Committee and others.