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Departmental Regulation

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations her Department introduced between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011; and what the estimated costs of implementation for those affected were in each case.

Photo of James Paice James Paice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Department made the following 31 statutory instruments between 1 March 2011 and 31 May 2011:

1. The Poultry Health Scheme (Fees) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1194)

2. The Fruit Juices and Fruit Nectars (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1135)

3. The Veterinary Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1116)

4. The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/988)

5. The Aquatic Animal Health (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/981)

6. The Marine Licensing (Notice Appeals) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/936)

7. The Marine Licensing (Licence Application Appeals) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/934)

8. The British Waterways Board (Kennet and Avon Canal) (Reclassification) Order 2011 (SI 2011/889)

9. The Animal By-products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/881)

10. The Sea Fishing (Penalty Notices) (England) Order 2011 (SI 2011/758)

11. The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/735)

12 The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/715)

13. The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2011 (SI 2011/714)

14. The Flood Risk Management Overview and Scrutiny Committee (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/697)

15. The Environment Agency (Levies) (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/696)

16. The Regional Flood and Coastal Committees (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/695)

17. The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No. 3 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 (SI 2011/694)

18. The Marine Licensing (Delegation of Functions) Order 2011 (SI 2011/627)

19. The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/625)

20. The Marine and Costal Access Act 2009 (Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2011 (SI 2011/603)

21. The Marine Licensing (Application Fees) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/564)

22. The Seeds (National Lists of Varieties) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/464)

23. The Seed Marketing Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/463)

24. The Bovine Semen (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/454)

25. The Poultrymeat (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/452)

26. The Natural Mineral Water, Spring Water and Bottled Drinking Water (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2001/451)

27. The Marine Licensing (Register of Licensing Information) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/424)

28. The Petroleum Act 1998 (Specified Pipelines) Order 2011 (SI 2011/423)

29. The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) Order 2011 (SI 2011/409)

30. The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/405)

31. The Inshore Fisheries and Conservation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2011 (SI 2011/177)

Information on the equivalent annual net cost to business of domestic regulations introduced between 1 January and 30 June 2011 was published in the Government’s “One-in, One-out: Statement of New Regulation” published in April 2011 and which is available to view at:

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/better-regulation/docs/o/11-p96a-one-in-one-out-new-regulation.pdf

The overall effect of DEFRA regulations was an equivalent annual net saving to business of £28,000.

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