§ Mr. Oppenheim
[holding answer 27 March 1995]: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 27 March by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Corporate Affairs, Official Report, column 410, explaining the Governments deregulation initiative. Within the Employment Department group, the recent review of health and safety regulations by the Health and Safety Commission has recommended substantial simplification and modernisation of health and safety legislation. Seven pieces of primary legislation and 100 sets of regulations have been identified for removal, and HSC has included 60W a programme of legislative reform in its Plan of Work, which will be published shortly.