HL Deb 19 May 2004 vol 661 c88WA
Lord Lamont of Berwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Given the reply by the Lord President on 10 May (HL Deb, cols 1–2), whether the statement on the Cabinet Office website that about 50 per cent of major legislation originates in the European Union is correct. [HL2758]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

The figure quoted on the Cabinet Office website relates only to those pieces of legislation with a major regulatory impact. This figure is derived from an analysis of regulatory impact assessments (RIAs). The previous question to which the noble Lord refers related to all legislation, the figures for which are not held centrally.