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Sunset Clauses

Volume 403: debated on Thursday 10 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the sunset clauses included in legislation from his Department since 1997. [106938]

No legislation introduced by my Department during the period in question has contained sunset clauses. However, as part of their better regulation agenda, the Government are committed to using sunset clauses where appropriate. The revised guidance on regulatory impact assessments (published on 28 January 2003) advises policy officials to consider time limiting or sunsetting regulations, and gives specific examples of where sunsetting might be appropriate.