HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 cc1144-5W
Mr. Alan Duncan

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the EU regulations which have taken effect in the UK since May 1997; and which such regulations have subsequently been(a) revised and (b) repealed. [171440]

Mr. MacShane

I have been asked to reply.

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:

1997 2,339
1998 2,852
1999 2,802
2000 2,882
2001 2,600
2002 2,125
2003 2,176

We also assess that the number of EU directives issued was as follows:

1997 85
1998 109
1999 100
2000 91
2001 83
2002 159
2003 134

All the data covers the period from December (of the preceding year) to November of that year inclusive.

The number of regulations subsequently revised and repealed is not held centrally and it would incur disproportionate costs to supply such a figure.

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