Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Regulation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Conservative, Sevenoaks

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many regulations were introduced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Conservative, Sevenoaks

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many regulations were repealed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra introduced a total of 217 statutory instruments and revoked a total of 353 statutory instruments in calendar years 2014, 2015 and 2016; the breakdown is presented in the table below. The large number of revocations in 2015 were predominantly of already redundant regulation identified through the Red Tape Challenge programme.

Year

Introduced

Revoked or otherwise no longer in force

2014

70

79

2015

97

268

2016

50

6

Total

217

353

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