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Legislation: Research Costs

Volume 670: debated on Wednesday 2 March 2005

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  • (a) the Licensing Bill 2003;
  • (b) the Communications Bill 2003;
  • (c) the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill 2004; and
  • (d) the Gambling Bill;
  • before each was introduced to Parliament. [HL1315]

    The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
    (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)

    • Licensing Bill 2003: Nil
    • Communications Bill 2003: £45,000
    • Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill 2004: Nil
    • Gambling Bill: £34,753.
    These sums reflect the costs of externally commissioned research, where the work carried out related directly to understanding an aspect of the legislation. The costs do not include: consultation and research regularly carried out by officials; or reference to existing research/data sources, which has been used for understanding the key issues, but were not commissioned specifically for each piece of legislation.These are not discrete areas of work within the wider remit of the departmental resource dedicated to taking forward these Bills through Parliament. As such, it is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of the proportion of effort spent on them, and associated costs.

  • (a) the Licensing Bill 2003;
  • (b) the Communications Bill 2003;
  • (c) the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill 2004; and
  • (d) the Gambling Bill;
  • during the period that each was considered in Parliament. [HL1316]

    • Licensing Bill: Nil
    • Communications Bill: Nil
    • Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Bill: Nil
    • Gambling Bill: £33,500.
    These sums reflect the costs of externally commissioned research, where the work carried out related directly to understanding an aspect of the legislation. The costs do not include: consultation and research regularly carried out by officials; or reference to existing research/data sources, which has been used for understanding the key issues, but were not commissioned specifically for each piece of legislation. These are not discrete areas of work within the wider remit of the departmental resource dedicated to taking forward these Bills through Parliament. As such, it is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of the proportion of effort spent on them, and associated costs.

    asked Her Majesty's Government:How much they have spent on research for:

  • (a) the Licensing Act 2003;
  • (b) the Communications Act 2003; and
  • (c) the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004;
  • since Royal Assent. [HL1317]

    • Licensing Act: £152,252
    • Communications Act: Nil
    • Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act: Nil
    • Gambling Act: Nil.
    These sums reflect the costs of externally commissioned research, where the work carried out related directly to understanding an aspect of the legislation. The costs do not include: consultation and research regularly carried out by officials; or reference to existing research/data sources, which has been used for understanding the key issues, but were not commissioned specifically for each piece of legislation.These are not discrete areas of work within the wider remit of the departmental resource dedicated to taking forward these Bills through Parliament. As such, it is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of the proportion of effort spent on them, and associated costs.