§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many regulations his Department has introduced in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Redwood
The number of statutory instruments (including regulations, rules and orders) made by my Department in each of the last three years was as follows:
Number 1987 82 1988 120 1989 138
Some of these replace older regulations, and others have been necessary to fulfil our obligations to implement EC directives in connection with the single market programme.