HC Deb 12 November 1996 vol 285 c110W
Mr. Steen

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the rules and regulations he proposes to repeal or amend by means of a reference to the Deregulation Committee before the end of 1996; and if he will make a statement. [3782]

Mr. Page

My Department has consulted or is currently consulting on the following proposals for use of the deregulation order-making powerConsumer Credit Act 1974—exempt lending and hiring to unincorporated business from the Act and modify notification requirements for consumer credit licence holders; Companies Act 1985—reduce information required on shareholder details; Electricity Act 1981—enable projects not linked to the electricity grid to benefit from the fossil fuel levy; and Companies Act 1985—alter the law on disclosure of directors shareholdings.

The timing of any reference to the Deregulation Committee will depend on various factors, including the outcome of consultation.