Regulatory Reform Committee press notice

Session 2007-08 9 July 2008

Getting Results: The Better Regulation Executive and the Impact of the Regulatory Reform Agenda


The Regulatory Reform Committee will publish its Fifth Report of the current Session at 12 noon on Thursday 17 July. The Report is the outcome of the Committee's inquiry into Getting Results: The Better Regulation Executive and the Impact of the Regulatory Reform Agenda.

The Report considers the role of the Better Regulation Executive in ensuring that the best possible regulatory principles are applied. The Committee acknowledges the extent to which much regulation is necessary and appropriate. The focus of the Report is on the development of good quality regulation.

The Report will be published at 12 noon on Thursday 17 July as House of Commons Paper HC 474-I. It will be available from Stationery Office outlets.

The text of the report will also be available on the Committee's website from 3.30 pm on the day of publication. (

Advance copies of the Report will be available to all those who gave evidence to the Committee during the inquiry and to members of the press. Embargoed copies can be collected between 11.00 am and 12 noon on Wednesday 16 July from the above address at 7 Millbank. Copies of the report will be posted to eligible recipients who are unable to collect. Please ring Liz Booth on 020 7219 2837 if you would like this to be done.

The oral and written evidence taken by the Committee during the course of its inquiry will be published as Volume II of the Report (HC 474-II) at 12 noon on Monday 21 July.

When the Report is published on 17 July, the Chairman of the Committee, Andrew Miller MP, will be available for interview on 020 7219 3580. Gordon Banks MP (020 7219 8275), Judy Mallaber MP (020 7219 3428) and Dr Doug Naysmith MP (020 7219 4187) who are Members of the Committee, may also be contacted.

Notes for Editors

The terms of reference for the inquiry were as follows:

to assess the extent to which the Better Regulation Executive (BRE) has developed a coherent strategy for implementing regulatory reform; whether the BRE works effectively with other areas of government to implement regulatory reform initiatives; if the approach to measuring and reporting on performance and outcomes is sufficiently robust and whether the current approach to regulatory reform is delivering genuine results.

The Regulatory Reform Committee is appointed to examine and report to the House on draft Legislative Reform Orders under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and matters relating to regulatory reform. Its full remit is set out in S.O. No. 141.

The Members of the Committee are:

Andrew Miller , Labour , Ellesmere Port & Neston (Chairman)
Gordon Banks , Labour , Ochil and South Perthshire
Lorely Burt , Liberal Democrat , Solihull
Mr Quentin Davies , Labour , Grantham and Stamford
Mr James Gray , Conservative , North Wiltshire
John Hemming , Liberal Democrat , Birmingham, Yardley
Mrs Sharon Hodgson , Labour , Gateshead East & Washington West
Mr Stewart Jackson , Conservative , Peterborough
Judy Mallaber, Labour , Amber Valley
Dr Doug Naysmith , Labour Co/op , Bristol North West
Mr Mark Prisk , Conservative , Hertford and Stortford
Mr Jamie Reed , Labour , Copeland
Mr Anthony Steen , Conservative , Totnes
Phil Wilson , Labour , Sedgefield

For further information on the work of the Committee, contact Liz Booth, Secretary / Committee Assistant (020 7219 2837); or see the Committee's website