HC Deb 01 June 1998 vol 313 c140W
Mr. Page

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the regulations that have been amended or removed to help small businesses since 1 May 1997. [42784]

Mr. Andrew Smith

None of the Statutory Instruments made by the Department for Education and Employment revoking or amending regulations between 1 May 1997 and 22 May 1998 had a direct impact on small businesses. The Department is continually mindful of reflecting in policy the importance of job generation in small businesses, for example in the design of the New Deal and its self-employment option.