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Home Department written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Michael Ancram Michael Ancram Conservative, Devizes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many powers of entry have been established in legislation introduced by her Department since 1997; and how many have been abolished.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Crime & Security)

Further to my reply to James Duddridge answered on 7 October 2008, Hansard, column 577W, a revised table has been placed in the House Library showing powers of entry introduced since 1997.

The revised table identifies that there are currently 73 primary enactments and 202 statutory instruments containing reference to a power of entry in England and Wales that are in effect and have been introduced since 1997 .

We have not collected information on the number of powers that have been repealed or revoked since 1997. This is because the review is focusing on the development of a framework for existing and future powers.

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