HC Deb 25 June 2003 vol 407 cc811-2W
Bob Spink

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development if he will make it his policy to include a sunset clause in all new legislation unless a specific case can be made to exclude a sunset clause. [120837]

Hilary Benn

The revised RIA guidance 'Better Policy Making: A Guide to Regulatory Impact Assessment' was published on 28 January 2003. It advises policy officials to consider time limiting or sunsetting at an early stage of policy development and gives specific examples of where sunsetting may be appropriate.

The Department for International Development actively promotes better regulation and the use of sunsetting where appropriate.