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Volume of Legislation

Published Friday, May 10, 2013

This House of Lords Library Note looks at the volume of Acts of Parliament since 1930 from the perspective of the House of Lords, as well as at the volume of Statutory Instruments since 1961.

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This Library Note looks at the volume of legislation from the perspective of the House of Lords. In particular, it provides figures on the volume of primary legislation since 1930, on the number of Acts of Parliament in broad subject areas since 1983 and on the number of Statutory Instruments made since 1961. The Note also contains information on the size of the "statute book" and on the number of reported cases based on the interpretation of legislation.

Lords Library notes LLN-2013-008

Authors: Patrick Vollmer; Lara Badger

Topic: Legislative process

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