§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has to ensure that each legislative measure put forward by his Department contains a compliance cost assessment(a) relating to small firms and (b) in respect of which small firms have been consulted. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
[holding reply 26 June 1996]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on Wednesday 26 June 1996, Official Report, column 119.