Clause 3 - Power to modify, etc. to assimilate to company law

Part of Industrial and Provident Societies Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:45 am on 13th February 2002.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North 11:45 am, 13th February 2002

I take it that the hon. Gentleman does not object to statutory instruments per se. I note that, when he was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the then Department of the Environment for five years, approximately 100 per year were passed. During the three years that he was at the then Department of Transport, 335 were passed.