HC Deb 26 October 2000 vol 355 c153W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new regulations on business were introduced by his Department in the financial year 1999–2000. [134771]

Ms Hewitt

My Department was responsible for 172 regulations affecting business in this period. Of these, 135 had no cost impact on business and 18 reduced businesses' costs. Sixty-three of them were Orders licensing businesses as public telecommunications providers.

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