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Regulation: Departmental Co-Ordination

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 545W, on regulation: departmental co-ordination, whether the Code of Practice on Guidance applies to (a) non-departmental public bodies and (b) arms-length public sector regulators. (242044)

The Code of Practice on Guidance applies to regulatory guidance issued to business and third sector organisations from Government Departments and non-departmental bodies. It only applies to arms-length public sector regulators when they issue regulatory guidance which affects business and the third sector.

The code also provides a model which may be helpful in other circumstances and can be found at

http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file46950.pdf.