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Companies Bill

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of Statefor Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of4 December 2006, Official Report, column 15W, on the Companies Bill, what estimate he has made of the difference in savings to business between the point at which they were assessed as a result of discussions with businesses in the course of developing the Companies Bill and the Bill as it received Royal Assent. (105754)

The Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for the Companies Act 2006 is currently being reviewed and updated in the light of changes made to the Bill during its passage through Parliament, and further discussions with business and others over this period. A final RIA incorporating any necessary changes will be published shortly. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.