Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech

Part of Prorogation – in the House of Commons at 11:39 am on 21st March 1997.

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My Government have continued to promote the nation's competitiveness, following up the policies and initiatives set out in the Third Competitiveness White Paper published in June, and to encourage fewer, better and simpler regulations to reduce unnecessary burdens on business. Over 1,000 regulations have now been repealed or amended.