HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c490W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many cost compliance assessments had been carried out by her Department before the introduction of additional regulations affecting businesses in each of the last three years. [52110]

Ms Hewitt

[holding answer 25 April 2002]: The Department is required to publish final Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIAs) for all regulations which have either imposed or reduced costs for business. The number of final RIAs the DTI has published in the last three years are as follows:

  • 1999 = 41
  • 2000 = 40
  • 2001 = 30