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Deregulation Initiative

EDM number 1197 in 1995-96, proposed by Anthony Steen on 17/07/1996.

That this House, whilst welcoming the Prime Minister's deregulation initiative, including the repeal of over 640 unnecessary rules and regulations since January 1994, regrets the introduction of more than 8,100 Statutory Instruments over the same period; notes that just 30 deregulation orders have been sent to the Deregulation Select Committee in the 67 weeks since its establishment in April 1995 and of them only 23 have been passed; regrets that the ú59,450,200 of savings to business as the result of the deregulation orders represents less than 1 per cent. of the ú8,487,151,000 additional costs placed on businesses by legislation over the same period; and calls on the 16 ministers within their respective Government departments whose brief includes deregulation to reinvigorate their laconic record and to impress upon their 108 civil servants currently working on deregulation, both the 43 officials on the Deregulation Unit and the 65 within departments, that they are barely giving good value for the ú2.75 million theycost the public purses and to instruct each to identify new areas for deregulation which will benefit not just small businesses but the public in general, together with the potential cost savings to industry and to the public sector.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Anthony Steen17/07/1996South HamsProposed
Graham Riddick17/07/1996Colne ValleySigned
John Whittingdale17/07/1996Colchester South and MaldonSigned
Peter Thurnham17/07/1996Bolton North EastSigned
Donald Thompson17/07/1996Calder ValleySigned
Neil Hamilton17/07/1996TattonSigned
Teresa Gorman17/07/1996BillericaySigned
Iain Duncan Smith17/07/1996ChingfordSigned
Quentin Davies17/07/1996Stamford and SpaldingSigned
Bill Cash17/07/1996StaffordSigned
Julian Brazier17/07/1996CanterburySigned
Rhodes Boyson17/07/1996Brent NorthSigned
Michael Neubert17/07/1996RomfordSigned
John Marshall17/07/1996Hendon SouthSigned
Martin Smyth18/07/1996Belfast SouthSigned
Barry Legg18/07/1996Milton Keynes South WestSigned
William Powell22/07/1996CorbySigned
Marion Roe22/07/1996BroxbourneSigned
Christopher Gill23/07/1996LudlowSigned
Tim Rathbone24/07/1996LewesSigned

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