Skip to main content

Small Business Regulation

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.


To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the (a) level and (b) cost of regulations imposed on small businesses by her Department since 1997. [123231]

There is no established method of assessing the precise level or cost of imposing or removing regulations on SMES, either before 1997 or after. The latest 2002 figures indicate a reduction in new Statutory Instruments over 1996–97.