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Regulatory Reform Act 2001

Volume 459: debated on Tuesday 1 May 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on how many occasions and for what purposes the extended powers given to Ministers by the Regulatory Reform Act 2001 have been used since it received Royal Assent. (134985)

30 Regulatory Reform Orders (RROs) have been passed under the Regulatory Reform Act and five further RROs are currently before Parliament. RROs were for purposes as diverse as amending Sunday trading rules, simplifying fire safety legislation and removing game licensing requirements. Comprehensive information can be found on the Cabinet Office's Better Regulation Executive website:

http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/regulation/reform/orders/proposals.asp

The Regulatory Reform Act 2001 was repealed by the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act which came into force on 8 January 2006.