§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food which licences or regulations relating to farmers have subsequently been(a) withdrawn or (b) amended after he placed in the Library the list mentioned 212W in his answer of 17 February 1992 to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark), Official Report, column 26; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
Comments from industry on the list of regulatory measures placed in the Library of the House on 17 February 1992 are still being received by my department. A particular effort is being made to obtain the views of small businesses. On the basis of this wide consultation, deregulation plans are being drawn up for the department's main policy areas with a view to reducing the level of regulatory burden placed on industry.