§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many statutory instruments his Department sponsored in the last Session of Parliament; and how many of these(a) constituted a new rule or regulation, (b) were introduced to implement European Community directives and (c) amplify the minimum standards set out in an original European Community directive. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
[holding answer 28 November 1995]: In the last Session of Parliament the Scottish Office sponsored 193 statutory instruments; information on how many of these constituted a new rule or regulation could be obtained only at disproportionate cost; five of the 193 were introduced to implement European Directives; none of these amplifies the minimum standards set out in an original European directive.
Table I: River Purification Boards (RPBs) 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 Income1 fees 361,597 481,558 not yet available charges 2,932,512 3,107,622 not yet available fines1 Nil Nil Nil Staff employed all staff2.3 368.7 389.7 not yet available Scottish office contribution to running costs Nil Nil Nil 1Information is a summary covering all 7 of the mainland RPBs and is taken from annual reports. Audited accounts not yet available for 1994–95. 2RPBs do not levy or collect income from fines. 3Staff numbers are maintained on the basis of full-time equivalents.
Table 2: Her Majesty's Industrial Pollution Inspectorate (HMIPI) 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 Income fees and charges1 764,972 1,085,853 685,447 fines Nil Nil Nil Staff employed full time 31 34 34 part time 1 3 3 Scottish Office contribution to running costs 100 per cent. 100 per cent. 100 per cent. 1HMIPI do not separately identify fees and charges nor do they levy or collect income from fines.
Table 3: Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency (SFPA) 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 Income fees Nil Nil Nil charges Nil Nil Nil fines Nil Nil Nil Staff employed full time 260 260 263 part time 10 12 12 Scottish Office contribution to running costs 100 per cent. 100 per cent. 100 per cent.
SFPA do not receive income from fees, charges or fines.