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Departmental Regulation

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his latest estimate is of the cost to UK businesses of regulation within the responsibility of his Department. (258983)

The current estimate of the administrative burden of regulation which is the responsibility of DCMS, as measured by the Standard Cost Model, is £187.5 million. This figure represents a reduction of 45 per cent. against the baseline of legislation in place in May 2005. Further information on these costs and action to make further savings can be found in the Department’s latest simplification plan, published in December 2008:

http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/publications/Simplification_Plan_2008.pdf