HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c876W
24. Andrew George

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent progress has been achieved towards better regulation. [173517]

Mr. Woolas

The UK remains well-placed in international comparisons of regulatory burdens and regulatory reform.

Recent progress on better regulation includes delivery of over 300 of the measures in the Regulatory Reform Action Plan. 23 Regulatory Reform Orders have been laid before Parliament Compliance with the Regulatory Impact Assessment process measured at 100 per cent. in November 2003. A revised Code of Practice on Consultation was issued in January 2004.