§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans she has to extend the common commencement pilot for employment regulations to other areas of regulation. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
In January, the Government gave a commitment in their recently published Action Plan for Small Business that they will consider extending the adoption of common commencement dates to other areas of domestic law, subject to the results of the current DTI pilot. Government will consult business on the priority areas and preferred dates.