David Cameron has said that the government is determined to scrap unnecessary regulation and to help small businesses employ more people.

Conservative MP Andrew Bingham raised the topic at PMQ’s yesterday saying that many of the small businesses in his constituency have complained “bitterly” about the levels of bureaucracy they have to adhere to when dealing with public bodies.

Echoing a promise made by deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg a few weeks ago Cameron told MP’s “we’ve introduced the red tape challenge so that all of these rules are published online and businesses and individuals can tell us which ones can be scrapped without actually harming public safety.  At the same time we have the one in one out rule so that ministers cannot introduce a new regulation until they’ve scrapped an exisiting regulation.”