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Business: Regulation

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks PPS (Rt Hon James Purnell, Secretary of State), Department for Culture, Media & Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress has been made by the Better Regulation Executive in working with industry to reduce regulatory burdens.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ensure the Better Regulation Executive understands the regulatory issues facings those in the private, public and third sectors a visits programme has been established where staff at all levels see first hand how those being regulated are impacted by regulation and seek their ideas for change.

The Better Regulation Executive also created a website

( to enable those in the; private, public or third sectors to submit ideas on how regulations, or the guidance surrounding them, could be improved. Both ideas submitted and Governments responses are posted online within 90 days.

The administrative burdens reduction programme, the drive to reduce data burdens on the public sector front line, improving inspection and enforcement and other better regulation initiatives are the result of close working between the Better Regulation Executive, Government departments, regulators and those being regulated. An update on progress on better regulation can be found at:

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