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Business Bureaucracy

Volume 401: debated on Thursday 20 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the forms that his Department requires private sector businesses to complete and return. [98090]

A list of forms that the Department for Work and Pensions, including the Health and Safety Executive requires private sector business to complete has been placed in the Library. This list excludes forms used with contracted providers, and those providing professional services, such as general practitioners, building societies and banks.The Government's aim is to eliminate unnecessary regulation, and to minimise the burdens imposed by regulation. It is committed to reducing, wherever possible, existing regulatory burdens, and to minimising the impact on business of any new legislation.