HC Deb 29 July 1998 vol 317 cc359-60W
Mr. Redwood

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what has been the average time taken by her Department to provide a substantive reply to a written question tabled for answer on the first available named day since 1 May 1997. [52334]

Mr. Mandelson

The information is not readily available in the form requested. However, up to 24 July, my Department has answered 77.33 per cent. of the

Title of regulation Compliance Costs (£) Recurring Non recurring
The Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) (Amendment) Order 1997 62,360 144,720
The Telecommunications (Voice Telephony) Regulations 1997 20,000 to 60,000 180,000
The Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Videosenders) Order 1997 375,000 to 450,000
The Fireworks (Safety) Regulations 1997 1,700,000 810,000
The Copyright and Rights in Database Regulations 1997 3,500,000 17,500,000
The Telecommunications (Interconnection) Regulations 1997 250,000 250,000 to 300,000
The Consumer Credit (Increase of Monetary Limits) (Amendment) Order 1998 40,000 60,000
The Consumer Credit (Further Increase of Monetary Amounts) Order 1998
The Consumer Credit (Realisation of Pawn) (Amendment) Regulations 1998
The Offshore Petroleum Production and Pipelines (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1998 10,000,000
The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 1998 11,372,000 5,021,000
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours (Amendments) Regulations 1998 2,000,000 to 4,000,000
The Restriction on Agreements and Conduct (Specified Domestic Electrical Goods) Order 1998 2,200,000 to 4,400,000 250,000 to 500,000
Total 31,519,360 to 35,834,360 24,215,720 to 24,515,720

Mr. Lansley

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the compliance cost assessments published by his Department since 1 May 1997. [52942]

Mr. Mandelson

[holding answer 28 July 1998]: Details of all published compliance cost assessments are contained in the bi-annual Command Papers of Compliance Cost Assessments. Details of final compliance cost assessments published by my Department between 1 May 1997 and 31 May 1998 are as follows:

June 1997 The Supply of Beer (Tied Estate) (Amendment) Order 1997

named questions within five sitting days of the named day, with 29.24 per cent. of these being answered on the day.

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