§ Mr. Stephen O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many recommendations were made by the recent Better Regulation Task Force report on employment regulation; how many have been implemented by her Department; and by what methods. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
The Better Regulation Task Force (BRTF) made 12 recommendations in its report of May 2002. The Government published their response to this report, accepting the recommendations, in August 2002. This explains how the recommendations are being taken forward and is available from the Libraries of the House.
The Government response to the report can be found at: http://www.dti.gov.uk/er/brtfresponse.htm.