I know that most EU directives are implemented via Statutory Instruments passed via the negative resolution procedure, but is this procedure commonly used for law with a UK origin?

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What proportion of UK statutory instruments are passed using the negative resolution procedure?

On average, about 90% (source, source)

For session-by-session numbers, the Sessional Returns page of the Parliament website lists statistics for previous sessions, including a breakdown of statutory instruments.

For example, in the 2016-17 session, we can see that 166 affirmative instruments were presented to the House, alongside 537 negative instruments.

is this procedure commonly used for law with a UK origin

Overwhelmingly, yes.

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