HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 cc304-5W
27. Mr. Leigh

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the cost to small business of regulations introduced since May 1997. [153658]

Ms Hewitt

Since August 1998, all legislation likely to have an impact on business has been subject to a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA). A series of Command Papers lists RIAs for each six month period, the most recent being No. 4918. RlAs are published and are available from the Libraries of the House.