HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 c312W
24. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to propose further measures for deregulation.

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Deregulation measures are announced as and when the opportunity arises. For example, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister recently announced that we intend to liberalise the legislation on Sunday licensing. We have now brought into force the great majority of deregulation measures in the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994. A range of further measures are currently the subject of consultation and consideration and will be announced over the next few months.

30. Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what annual target he has set for his Department with regard to the deregulation of existing rules and regulations; and if he will make a statement as to what progress he has made to reach his target in the current year.

Mr. Jonathan Evans

Deregulation targets for the year to 31 March 1995 were published as part of MINIS 94 last July. Progress against these targets will be published in May following completion of MINIS 95.

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