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(Regulatory) Impact Assessments

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

The Government is committed to ensuring that regulations are necessary, give effective protection, balance cost and risk, are fair and command public confidence.

In accordance with this, we require Departments to produce and publish (regulatory) impact assessments for all regulatory proposals likely to have an impact on business, charities or voluntary bodies and the public sector.

I have today presented to Parliament a Command Paper listing impact assessments published between 1 January and 30 June 2007. This is the twenty-seventh Command Paper.

Copies have been placed in the Library for the reference of Members and will be available in the Vote Office.