HC Deb 24 April 1995 vol 258 c331W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, how many rules and regulations he repealed in the first three months of 1995; and how many new rules and regulations were introduced in that period by way of statutory instruments, motions or orders. [19367]

Mr. Hague

In the first three months of 1995, 32 statutory instruments were laid, not including commencement orders, Orders in Council and instruments not subject to parliamentary procedure, of which five introduced new regulatory requirements which had costs for business. Compliance cost assessments were published and copies have been placed in the Library. These statutory instruments also repealed eight rules and regulations.