HC Deb 03 December 1986 vol 106 c678W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Prime Minister how many pages of (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation were added to the statute book in 1956, 1960, 1970 and in each year since 1979 to date.

The Prime Minister

The following table give the figures for primary and secondary legislation1 (excluding unprinted local legislation).

to the then Secretary of State for Defence before extracts from the letter were read to him over the telephone on 6 January; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer which I gave him on 17 November at column49–50.