HC Deb 28 March 1994 vol 240 c574W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many regulations affecting the food farming and fishing industries have been either relaxed or rescinded during the course of this Parliament.

Mr. Jack

Up to the end of February 1994, 11 statutory instruments which imposed burdens on the food, farming or fishing industries had been rescinded and 18 had been relaxed. These figures do not, however, reflect other deregulatory activities undertaken by the Department, for example, the deregulation of the milk and potato markets as provided for in the Agriculture Act 1993, measures proposed under the Deregulation Bill, or deregulation gains won in Brussels.