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Enforcement And Inspection Powers

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will introduce legislation to reduce fragmentation of enforcement and inspection powers relating to residential properties, offices, commercial premises and transport locations. [99988]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has no current plans to introduce such legislation.The Local Services Inspectorate Forum has already secured a significant increase in co-ordinated activity within local government. Three-year inspection programmes for councils subject to a Comprehensive Performance Assessment will deliver risk-based inspection. This approach allows inspections to be shaped around need.