§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating(a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
[holding answer 13 February 2002]: A list of the statutory instruments issued by the Department in the last 12 months and the purpose of each has been placed in the Library.
Information about the cost of statutory instruments made to public funds is not held centrally and would cost a disproportionate amount to establish. Similarly, the cost to businesses and individuals is not held centrally and is not available.
As from 1 March 2002, Explanatory Memoranda will be provided for all affirmative statutory instruments as announced by the Leader of the House on Friday 1 February 2002.