HL Deb 17 March 1983 vol 440 c922WA
Lord Renton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action has been taken to improve Government forms following the publication of the White Paper Administrative Forms in Government, Cmnd. 8504, in February 1982.

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Young)

A report summarising the progress which has been made has been submitted to the Prime Minister and to me. This report will be published next Wednesday, 23rd March, and a copy will be placed in the Library. It shows that 14,000 forms in national use have been reviewed so far; 3,600 have been abolished and 2,700 improved. Priority is being given to the more important forms that go to the general public or to industry and businesses.