HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 c1404W
Brian Cotter

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the work of the Ministerial Panel on Red Tape. [61334]

Mr. Douglas Alexander

The Ministerial Panel on Regulatory Accountability was set up in 2001 to take a strategic overview of the regulatory system; to tackle instances where progress on regulatory reform is blocked; and to call Ministers to account for new regulation and their performance in addressing the burden of existing regulation.