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Sunset Clauses

Volume 408: debated on Thursday 3 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make it his policy to include a sunset clause in all new legislation unless a specific case can be made to exclude a sunset clause. [120821]

The revised RIA guidance, "Better Policy Making: A Guide to Regulatory Impact Assessment", was published on 28 January. It advises policy officials to consider time limiting or sunsetting at an early stage of policy development and gives specific examples of where sunsetting may be appropriate.The Scotland Office supports the better regulation agenda and the use of sunsetting where appropriate.