HC Deb 17 December 2001 vol 377 c36W
Mr. Prisk

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many regulations her Department has proposed to Parliament since June; what regulatory impact assessments have been made for those regulations her Department has implemented in 2001; and what plans her Department has to reduce the number of regulations affecting small businesses. [21970]

Dr. Howells

My Department has proposed the following regulations since June 2001:

  • The Broadcasting (Subtitling) Order 2001
  • The European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2001
  • The Football Spectators (Seating) Order 2001
  • The Gaming Act (Variation of Monetary Limits) Order 2001
  • The Gaming Machines (Maximum Prizes) Regulations 2001
  • The National Lottery (Licence Fees) Order 2001
  • The Protection of Wrecks (Designation) Order 2001
  • The draft Regulatory Reform (Golden Jubilee Licensing) Order 2002
  • The Regulatory Reform (Special Occasions Licensing) Order 2001
  • The Safety of Sports Grounds (Designation) Order 2001.

Regulatory impact assessments were published in respect of the eighth and ninth items on this list. The Department also published a regulatory impact assessment on 5 December 2001 on the National Heritage Bill, which is currently before Parliament. In addition, a regulatory impact assessment previously published by the Home Office, on four sets of regulations to do with increases in gaming and lotteries fees, was re-published on my Department's internet site on 28 November 2001.

My Department's contribution to the Government's forthcoming Regulatory Reform Action Plan will reaffirm our commitment to important regulatory reforms, such as modernising regulation of the converging telecommunications and broadcasting sectors, reforming alcohol and entertainment licensing law and reforming gambling law and regulation.

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