HC Deb 15 January 1992 vol 201 cc591-2W
14. Mr. Butterfill

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from business men about the importance of maintaining for the international competitiveness of British industry a low regulatory burden.

Mr. Redwood

I regularly receive representations from business on the importance of minimising regulatory burdens on business. In the Government's approach to national regulation and in negotiations on proposals for new EC regulations, the potential costs of compliance and impact on the competitiveness of United Kingdom industry are fully taken into account.

The most recent record of progress under the Deregulation Initiative, "Cutting Red Tape for Business", was published on 13 May 1991 and a copy placed in the Library.

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