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Departmental Impact Assessments

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many equalities impact assessments his Department has undertaken in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of such assessments. (255068)

In 2007-08 the Ministry of Justice completed and published 1,606 Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs). The cost for EIAs is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.