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Clarke: 'I will sweep away red tape'.

Summary: The Tories have announced plans to "sweep away" red tape and free businesses from bureaucracy.

The Tories have announced plans to sweep away red tape and free businesses from bureaucracy.

Shadow business secretary Ken Clarke said the Labour Government was a "handicap on business" the country could no longer afford.

He said: "To get Britain back in business, the excessive regulation that businesses, and the great public services, face, has to be swept away."

Mr Clarke said he planned to introduce a new star chamber committee to ensure any new regulations are balanced by cuts to old laws.

He would also apply a "sunset clause" to all regulatory quangos, forcing them to justify their existence after a period of time and let the public to nominate unpopular regulations for possible scrapping.

Mr Clarke warned that the Tories was "set to take over the biggest mess that a Conservative Party has ever inherited from a Labour Government". He said the situation was "far worse" than that faced by Margaret Thatcher's Government in 1979.

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