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Regulatory Reform Act 2001

Regulatory Reform Act 2001

2001 CHAPTER 6


Note: paragraph 18 of the Explanatory Notes refers.

A number of potential reforms could be brought forward under the order-making power in the Regulatory Reform Act.  The following proposals might be capable of delivery under the Act.  Full details of the proposals have yet to be developed and the government cannot at this stage commit to delivering them by way of regulatory reform order.

Items highlighted in bold are the subject of proposals for deregulation orders, and those highlighted in bold and italics are the subject of consultation on proposals for regulatory reform orders.

1.Building Regulations (DETR)

2.Business tenancies (DETR) – see paragraph 11 above for details of consultation document

3.Disposal of land at less than best price (DETR)

4.Environment Agency legislative review (DETR)

5.Grants and loans for the renewal of private sector housing (DETR) – see paragraph 11 above for details of consultation document

6.Housing Transfers (DETR) – see Annex B for draft deregulation order

7.Landlord and Tenant Act s.57 (DETR) – see paragraph 11 above for details of consultation document

8.Orders removing exemptions from caravan site licensing (DETR)

9.Road Traffic Regulation (DETR)

10.Tree Preservation Order System (DETR)

11.After-hours childcare at schools (DfEE)

12.Approving a LEA's curriculum complaints procedures (DfEE)

13.Voluntary aided schools capital funding arrangements (DfEE) – see paragraph 12 above for details of consultation document

14.Dental services - provision by corporate bodies (DoH)

15.Medicine Licences (DoH)

16.NHS Accounting for charitable funds (DoH)

17.Public Health Legislation – communicable disease (DoH)

18.Invalid Care Allowance (DSS)

19.Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme (DSS)

20.Abolition of 20 partner limit (DTI) – see paragraph 11 above for details of consultation document

21.Reform of Unsolicited Goods and Service Act (DTI)

22.Repeal of Trading Stamps Act (DTI)

23.Unfair contract terms (DTI)

24.Weights & measures (DTI)

25.DVLA links with Benefit Agency (DVLA)

26.DVLA/Passport Agency Data Links (DVLA)

27.Vehicle Crime Reduction - Seriously Damaged Vehicle Information Hot Line and Mandatory Mileage Recording (DVLA)

28.Fire safety (Home Office)

29.Gaming Machines (Home Office) – see paragraph 11 above for details of details of consultation document

30.New Years Eve deregulation (Home Office) – see paragraph 11 above for details of consultation document

31.Reform of Gambling – Bingo (Home Office) – see Annex B for draft deregulation order

32.Rehabilitation of offenders – cautions, reprimands and final warnings (Home Office)

33.Restaurant licensing hours (Home Office) – see Annex B for draft deregulation order

34.Sexual Offences and access to victim material (Home Office)

35.Street Trading (Home Office)

36.Reform of charity law (Home Office/Charity Commission)

37.Bootleggers - Disclosure of names (HM Customs and Excise)

38.National Insurance Contributions - Third party awards to employees (HM Inland Revenue)

39.Attachment of Earnings (LCD)

40.Legal Services Ombudsman - personal signature (LCD)

41.Solicitors Act 1974 (LCD)

42.Vexatious Litigants (LCD)

43.Disclosure of information by MAFF to HSE (MAFF)

44.Home Grown Cereals Authority: Approval by Ministers of pensions and gratuities and arrangements for maintaining pension schemes (MAFF)

45.Home Grown Cereals Authority: Approval by the Treasury of remuneration for advisory committee members (MAFF)

46.Home Grown Cereals Authority: Corn Returns (MAFF)

47.Meat and Livestock Commission - extension of powers (MAFF)

48.Births and Deaths– errors on certificates (ONS/HMT) – see Annex B for draft deregulation order

49.Births and Deaths - Wales (ONS)

50.Reform of Civil Registration Service (ONS)

51.Copyright and Patents (Patent Office)

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