HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc344-5W
Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he will publish his paper on "Working with Business: A Code for Enforcement Agencies"; how many copies will be published; to whom it will be distributed; and what policing arrangements there will be to see that the code for enforcement agencies is enforced.

Mr. Neil Hamilton

"Working with Business: A Code for Enforcement Agencies" was published on 2.0 July; 70,000 copies have been published to date and copies distributed through enforcement agencies, local offices of the Department of Trade and Industry, British chambers of commerce, the Confederation of Business Industry, and the British Retail Consortium. More than 70 enforcement agencies are aiming to publish their own codes of practice by 1 January 1994 stating how they are putting into practice the principles set down in the code. Departmental deregulation Ministers are responsible for ensuring that this is done.