HC Deb 09 March 1995 vol 256 c288W
Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what reports have been sent by the embassy in Washington concerning the US Administration's deregulation initiative and the Bill introduced by the Republican party; and when these reports were despatched.

Mr. Jonathan Evans

The British embassy in Washington has sent two reports, dispatched on 9 and 18 January 1995, concerning the "Congressional Republicans' Contract with America". The embassy brought to our attention two of the 10 proposed pieces of legislation, which collectively make up the contract, that may have deregulatory or competitiveness implications. These are the Job Creation and Enhancement Act and the Common Sense Legal Reforms Act.