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Regulatory Policy Committee

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times the Regulatory Policy Committee has met since April 2009; and what advice it has provided to Ministers on better regulation. (294076)

Michael Gibbons was appointed as the chair of the Regulatory Policy Committee on 15 October. The other members will be appointed shortly and together they will then agree the strategy and work programme for the Committee.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much it cost to establish the Regulatory Policy Committee; and what estimate he has made of its running costs for 2009-10. (294080)

The Regulatory Policy Committee is being funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from within existing departmental budgets. The chair and members will be unpaid and the secretariat will be provided by existing BIS civil servants occupying accommodation on the BIS estate.