HC Deb 18 May 2000 vol 350 cc278-9W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what system is used by the Deregulation Unit for monitoring the regulatory burden on the voluntary and charitable sectors. [122818]

Mr. Stringer

Since August 1998 this Government have insisted that Regulatory Impact Assessments are carried out whenever regulations are likely to have an impact on business, charities or the voluntary sector. Lists of Regulatory Impact Assessments that affect businesses, charities or the voluntary sector are recorded in twice yearly Command Papers which are placed in the Libraries of the House. There is no distinction made between Regulatory Impact Assessments for business and those that are purely concerned with charities and the voluntary sector.