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Quality Regulation Review—Second Milestone Report

Tuesday 8 May 2007 Hansard source (external site)

Street9. MARYAN STREET (Labour) Link to this
to the Minister of Commerce

Has she received any responses to the second milestone report of the Quality Regulation Review; if so, what did they say?

DalzielHon LIANNE DALZIEL (Minister of Commerce) Link to this

Yes, I received a copy of the statement put out by Business New Zealand’s Phil O’Reilly. He welcomed the report, stating that it should be seen as a first step towards a significant and ongoing improvement in the quality of regulation. He went on to say that a key outcome was the strengthening of the regulatory impact analysis process for regulation, which came into effect on 1 April this year.

StreetMaryan Street Link to this

Is the Minister confident that the review will produce improvements in the business environment; if so, why?

DalzielHon LIANNE DALZIEL Link to this

Yes, I am, because the actual proposals have come from the individual businesses that have either participated in the sector reviews or submitted to the Business Consultation Website. This is very much a bottom-up review from the perspective of business. Given that New Zealand ranks No. 2 in the World Bank ease of doing business survey, it is not surprising that relatively small changes make a big difference to small to medium sized enterprises.

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