Written Answers - Business Regulation

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 720 No. 3

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  586.  Deputy Richard Bruton  Information on Richard Bruton  Zoom on Richard Bruton   asked the Minister for Defence  Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen   if his Department was required to take part in the interdepartmental group on administrative burden reduction; if his Department has yet listed information obligations that his Department’s regulations impose on business; if so, the number of information obligations listed; if his Department has yet assessed which requirements are the most burdensome; if his Department has measured the actual cost to business of the most burdensome requirements and if so, the total cost. [40348/10]

Minister for Defence (Deputy Tony Killeen): Information on Tony Killeen  Zoom on Tony Killeen  The Department of Defence was represented on the Inter-Departmental Group on Administrative Burden Reduction from July 2008 to June [838]2009. A screening exercise was performed on a comprehensive list of the Department’s legislation from which no information obligations on businesses were identified. Following consultation with the Tanaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, the Department was signed out of the process in June 2009.


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