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Fees

Volume 704: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 July (WA 137–8), which Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs bodies and agencies are charging fees based on a two-year estimate of inflation; and whether that practice takes account of changes in costs involved in the make-up of those fees. [HL5506]

None of the bodies or agencies of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs applies a two-year estimate of inflation to the calculation of its fees. They do, however, through regular reviews and up-ratings, take account of changes in the costs making-up fees.