§ Brian Cotter:
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will publish the cross-departmental action plan for delivering improvements in government performance regarding the regulatory environment for small businesses. 
§ Nigel Griffiths:
The plan for delivering improvements in the regulatory environment for small businesses will form a part of a broader cross-government action plan for small business to be published early in 2004. In addition, the government's Regulatory Reform Action Plan, to be published shortly by my hon. Friend, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, will contain a number of measures that will help small business.