Culture Media and Sport
Simon Hart (Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what recent progress his Department has made on the Red Tape Challenge; and which regulations have been (a) abolished and (b) revised as part of the Challenge.
John Penrose (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport; Weston-Super-Mare, Conservative)
This Department has played a central role in the Red Tape Challenge, leading the Hospitality Food and Drink theme in partnership with other departments including, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Home Office and the Department for Health. We will cut red tape in 62 of the 102 regulations which were looked at as part of this theme; 12 will be abolished, with a further 50 to be merged or simplified.