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Statutory Instruments

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the statutory instruments issued by his Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106320]

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was formed on 29 May 2002. From that date until 31 March 2003 it issued 48 general statutory instruments and 31 local statutory instruments. The purpose of each instrument is explained in its explanatory note.The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister does not hold the information requested concerning the actual cost of implementing the instruments in question. However, in the case of a number of instruments a regulatory impact assessment was prepared which indicates the likely cost of the measure on business, charities and the voluntary sector. Copies of these assessments will have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.The general instruments referred to above are listed below. The list identifies those for which a regulatory impact assessment was prepared.

SI No

SI Title

RIA

515The Local Authority (Capital Finance) (Amendment No.2) (England) Regulations 2003No
530The Local Government (Best Value) Performance Standards Order 2003No
533The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2003No
714The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (England) Order 2003No
768The Council Tax (Administration and Enforcement) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2003No
907The Local Authorities (Charges for Specified Welfare Services) (England) Regulations 2003No
940The Regulatory Reform (Housing Management Agreements) Order 2003No
956The Town and Country Planning (Electronic Communications) (England) Order 2003No
986The Regulatory Reform (Schemes Under Section 129 of the Housing Act 1988) (England) Order 2003No