We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:
Could you please advise us of the numbers of new legislative acts passed in 2009 that originated in the EU?
Could you also please advise us of the numbers of new legislative acts passed in 2009 that originated in Westminster?
We released the following information on 28 September 2010:
Any information the Home Office holds relates only to those legislative acts that the Home Office has been responsible for. We are therefore able to disclose the information we hold in relation to these two specific legislative acts passed in 2009 as set out below.
The Policing and Crime Act 2009, was primarily a legislative act that originated in Westminster. However it contained a few legislative elements that originated from the EU. In Part 6 (extradition), section 67 (article 26 alerts) and section 68 (article 95 alerts) ensure that the UK is in a position to execute European Arrest Warrant alerts transmitted via the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II), an EU-level information system. Section 99 (powers in relation to cash), for which Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs was the lead department, in part ensured compliance with the Cash Control Regulation on controls of cash entering or leaving the Community (Regulation (EC) No.1889/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council).
The Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009, was a legislative act that originated in Westminster and contained no elements that originated from the EU.