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Departmental Impact Assessments

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many regulatory impact assessments his Department has conducted in the last 12 months. (191265)

Information on the final regulatory impact assessments published between 1 January and 30 June 2007 can be found in Command Paper 7297 available at:

For the period covered by the Command Paper, the department published seventeen impact assessments. The hon. Member will find these under the entry for the former Department for Constitutional Affairs. Departments are in the process of identifying the final impact assessments published between 1 July and 31 December 2007. From April 2008, all final impact assessment will be published on a central website.

I have included in my answer a table of the final impact assessments published in the Command Paper, and for completeness the partial impact assessments published by this Department since its creation on 9 May 2007. This does include both regulatory impact assessments and impact assessments developed initially by the Department for Constitutional Affairs but which the Ministry of Justice has carried forward.

Regulatory impact assessments

Web address

Dated published:

Final Impact Assessments published in Command Paper 7297

Local Land Charge Fees: Guidance for registering authorities on setting fees for local land charge services in England

January 2007

Increasing penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data

February 2007

Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill Overarching RIA

June 2007

Youth Rehabilitation Orders

June 2007

Sentencing and Appeals Provisions

June 2007

Modification of power to make Referral Order

June 2007

Access by Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) to Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) records

June 2007

Youth Conditional Caution

June 2007

Extension of powers of CPS designated caseworkers

June 2007

Criminal Legal Aid

June 2007

Miscarriages of Justice compensation

June 2007

Extreme pornographic material

June 2007


June 2007

Premises Closure Orders

June 2007

Statutory one year review of juvenile Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs)

June 2007

Special Immigration Status

June 2007

Violent Offender Orders

June 2007

Partial Impact Assessments published with consultation papers

Regulation of Enforcement Agents

30 January 2007

Draft Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limits and Fees) Regulations 2007

29 March 2007

Part 46 of the Civil Procedure Rules: Fast Track Trial Costs

3 April 2007

Cost Recovery in Pro Bono Assisted Cases. Proposals for Primary Legislation

16 April 2007

Case Tracks Limits and the Claims Process for Personal Injury Claims

20 April 2007

Wrongful Death and Bereavement Damages

4 May 2007

Psychiatric Illness

4 May 2007

Accommodation Expenses and Gratuitous Care

4 May 2007

Confidence and Confidentiality: Openness in Family Courts a new approach.

20 June 2007

Cremation Regulations Consolidation and Modernisation

16 July 2007

Conditional Fee Agreements in Publication Proceedings: Success Fees and After the Event Insurance

9 August 2007

Criminal Defence Service: Recovery of Defence Costs Orders

30 August 2007

The Debt Claim Process: Helping people in debt to engage with the problem,

5 September 2007

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice and Regulations

10 September1

Quality Assurance for Advocates

17 September 2007

Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 -Relevant Third Party

12 December 2007

Public Law Family Fees

19 December 2007

Local Authority Charges for Property Search Services

18 January 20082

Published alongside Ministry of Justice legislation

The Legal Services Act


1 2007 Impact assessment development led by DH with MoJ support.

2 A joint consultation with Communities and Local Government, but impact assessment developed by MoJ.

3 A supplement to the original regulatory impact assessment accompany the bill was published in June 2007.