§ Mrs. Curtis-Thomas
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what orders his Department has made under the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 in each year since 1994; and what plans it has to introduce such orders. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 20 January 2000]: Since 1994 the Department has made two orders reducing regulatory burdens, The Deregulation (Corn Returns Act 1882) Order 1996 and the Deregulation (Slaughterhouses Act 1974 and Slaughter of Animals (Scotland) Act 1980) Order 1996. These Orders are estimated to have each saved industry £100,000 per year. We will continue to look for opportunities to use such orders to remove legislation where we can.