HC Deb 14 June 1979 vol 968 cc298-9W
Mr. George Gardiner

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the official forms and regular returns hitherto issued by his Department, for completion by businessmen, that have been abolished since 7 May.

Mr. Nott

I have already instituted a wide-ranging review of all the forms and returns issued by my Department. In the case of statistical forms a review designed to eliminate unnecessary returns and questions is in progress and will continue. I have also initiated a special examination of the need for the administrative forms issued by my Department and intend to engage an outside consultant to assist in this. I am determined that these steps will lead to a significant reduction in the burdens on businessmen.