HC Deb 24 January 2002 vol 378 c979W
16. Mr. Hendry

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from business leaders about the administrative burden on businesses. [27566]

Dawn Primarolo

The Chancellor receives many representations from businesses and others on a range of issues, including administrative burdens. He receives a number of representations leading up to each Budget and in response to consultation documents and draft legislation that we publish to ensure that all those affected can have their say. Business leaders are represented on a number of consultative committees that discuss the implementation of new policies.

The Government welcome these representations and value their contribution to policy development.