HC Deb 01 May 1995 vol 259 cc18-9W
Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how many fiches d'impact have been issued in each year since 1986 by Directorate-General 23 of the European Commission; and what this figure is as a percentage of the total number of directives issued each year. [18680]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

[holding answer 18 April 1995]: Commission archives indicate that between 1986 and 1990, all proposed legislation had a fiche d' impact. In 1991 a new system came into operation whereby fiches were targeted at those proposals for legislation which were likely to have substantial effect on enterprises, particularly small and medium sized firms.

The Commission does not hold central records which would enable the other statistics requested to be compiled without incurring disproportionate cost.

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