HC Deb 25 March 1996 vol 274 cc445-6W
12. Mr. Pike

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many new regulations have been introduced by the Government since April 1992; and how many regulations have been removed as a result of the Government's deregulation procedures. [20690]

Mr. Willetts

We have repealed or amended over 500 of the 1,000 regulations which we identified as unnecessary burdens on business. Of 3,334 new statutory instruments in 1994, nearly 2,000 were for road closures and other local measures. Two thirds of the remainder either were specifically to help businesses or had no impact on them.

25. Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what new deregulation initiatives his Department is examining; and if he will make a statement. [20705]

Mr. Willetts

A number of new deregulation initiatives were announced at the "Your Business Matters" conference on 11 March. We also announced plans for a programme of deregulation seminars, covering sectors from tourism to financial services, to enable business to put forward their own ideas for further deregulation.

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