HC Deb 04 November 1999 vol 337 c288W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer on 28 October 1999,Official Report, column 935, concerning the calculations of costs arising from changes to the regulations governing care agencies, if he will (a) itemise the reasons his Department does not accept the calculations and (b) publish his own calculations. [97386]

Mr. Alan Johnson

The consultation document published on 31 May contains a regulatory impact assessment of possible cost consequences to those hiring staff through employment bureaux. The figures provided by Mrs. Gifford of Able Community Care contain substantial increases in respect of items, such as basic pay and agency commission, which we do not believe result from the proposals contained in the document.

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