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Construction Industry

Volume 408: debated on Tuesday 1 July 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the work being carried out by his Department to assist regulatory compliance in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement. [122821]

The Regulatory Impact Unit's Business Regulation Team engages directly with the business community to identify unnecessary or excessive regulatory burdens and works closely with other Government Departments and Agencies to broker reform. The team is built on a core of high quality secondees from industry.April's Budget Report set out plans for the Business Regulation Team to investigate regulatory burdens in three sectors, including the construction industry, as part of its 2004 work programme. Preliminary research will begin this autumn.