HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 cc200-1W
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the Guide to Better European Regulations was compiled; and what guidance it replaced. [99625]

Mr. Stringer

The Guide to Better European Regulations was published on 21 July 1999 after wide consultation, both within and outside Government.

The Guide replaced and superseded numerous forms of guidance.

Prior to its publication, guidelines were available to Government Departments in various forms, but never before had all the information on drafting, negotiating, presenting and implementing European legislation been available in one document and in such an accessible form.