§ 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.