§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, pursuant to the statement of the Secretary of State for the Environment of 21 November,Official Report, column 454, if she will make it her policy to review past legislation in respect of additional burdens imposed by regulations implementing European directives. 
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 11 December 1995]: It is the policy of my Department to ensure that we do not add any unnecessary burdens when implementing European directives in the UK. We will take every opportunity to look at existing legislation in the light of this policy.