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REGULATORY BURDEN ON BUSINESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1728: tabled on 24 September 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

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Motion text

That this House notes that the Regulatory Reform Act came into force in April 2001; further notes that in February this year the Prime Minister promised 260 regulatory reform orders in his regulatory action plan; notes also that only six regulatory reform orders have so far been approved; further notes that the greatest complaint of British business is the costs and burden of red tape and bureaucracy on their activities; and calls on the Government to deliver the commitments made by the Prime Minister in February and reduce the regulatory burden on business.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 7 November 2002
North East Bedfordshire
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Cities of London and Westminster
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Wealden
Hoban, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Fareham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 October 2002
Epping Forest
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
New Forest East
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Mid Worcestershire
May, Mrs Theresa
Conservative
Signed on 31 October 2002
Maidenhead
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
Vale of York
McLoughlin, Mr Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
West Derbyshire
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 October 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 15 October 2002
Eddisbury
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Uxbridge
Robathan, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Blaby
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
Broxbourne
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 November 2002
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 4 November 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2002
East Devon
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 23 October 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 24 September 2002
Upminster
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 17 October 2002
Congleton

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

REGULATORY BURDEN ON BUSINESS (Amendment 1)
Leave out from `year' to end and add, `the Government's Regulatory Reform Action Plan contained 268 proposals for reform, of which 63 could be by a Regulatory Reform Order, over the next three years; applauds the work of the Regulatory Reform Committee but regrets the continued poor attendance of Conservative honourable and Right honourable Members; welcomes the recent reports about business regimes that put the United Kingdom at the top with the most entrepreneur friendly environment; endorses the greater use of competition assessments in ensuring good policy making; recognises the increasingly important part played by regulatory impact assessments as evidenced by the NAO report in November 2001; notes that more than 95 per cent. of the 4,600 statutory instruments in 2001 had little or no impact on business; congratulates the Government on its intention to publish figures for compliance with the regulatory impact assessment process; calls on the Cabinet Office to ensure full compliance; and hopes for the support of the Opposition to help deliver the commitments in the Regulatory Reform Action Plan.'.
Labour, North East Milton Keynes
15
signatures
EDM 1728A1: tabled on 22 October 2002