§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will identify for each of the proposals put forward to Government by the business deregulation task forces, and represented by numbers 193, 196, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 229, 264, 273, 283, 287, 292, 309 and 314 in the publication deregulation task forces proposals for reform(a)which the Government have already taken action on,(b)which are under further consideration and (c) which are not being considered further.
§ Mr. Gummer
The substantial deregulation action that my Department is taking in relation to all the task force recommendations, including those cited, to reduce unnecessary controls on business while safeguarding environmental and public safety is fully set out in each of the three categories at pages 36 to 44 of the DTI publication "Deregulation—Cutting Red Tape" that was issued on 19 January. A copy of this publication was placed in the Library of the House on that date.640W