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House of Lords written question – answered on 29th July 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Cabinet Office have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.

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The lessons gained from any errors in Statutory Instruments are fed back into the department’s quality assurance process, ensuring that the planning process takes sufficient account of the time required for pre-laying scrutiny of instruments.

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