§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what requirements there are for officials in his Department to introduce a compliance cost assessment for all rules and regulations coming before him and his Ministers; and how many compliance cost assessments have been issued in his Department in the first three months of this year. 
§ Mr. Goodlad
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issues very few rules and regulations. There are therefore no plans to introduce a compliance cost assessment; accordingly, none have been issued this year.