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Government: Red Tape Challenge

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th May 2011.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government to which regulations on discrimination and harassment they are referring in the Red Tape Challenge when asking whether they should be scrapped altogether or be merged with existing regulations; and what are the existing regulations referred to.

Photo of Baroness Wilcox Baroness Wilcox The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Red Tape Challenge aims to take a comprehensive approach, looking widely at regulation that affects businesses, members of the public and voluntary organisations. It seeks views on where regulations are working well, as well as where they are imposing unnecessary burdens on businesses, members of the public or voluntary organisations or restricting personal freedoms. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The regulations available for comment can be found on www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk.

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