§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what requirements there are for officials in his Department to introduce a compliance cost assessment for all rules and regulations coming before him and his Ministers; and how many compliance cost assessments have been issued in his Department in the first three months of this year. 
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 18 April 1995]: I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given today by the President of the Board of Tradewhich sets out the general position on the preparation of compliance cost assessments. MAFF issued 18 compliance cost assessments accompanying draft legislation in the first three months of this year.