§ 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which have taken effect in the UK since May 1997; and which such regulations have subsequently been(a) revised and (b) repealed. 
§ 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:
Number 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:
Number 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.1145W
The number of regulations subsequently revised and repealed is not held centrally and it would incur disproportionate costs to supply such a figure.