§ Lord Renton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many public general Acts are now in force wholly or in part or eligible to become so, and what were the corresponding figures in 1961 and 1971.
The Lord Chancellor
On 31st August 1981, there were 3,109 public general Acts in force wholly or in part or eligible to become so. This information is not readily available in relation to 1961 but the equivalent figures for 1964 and 1971 are 3,680 and 3,525 respectively.