HC Deb 30 June 2003 vol 408 c127W
Bob Spink

To ask the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs 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. [120834]

Mr. Lammy

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 limits or sunset provision at an early stage of policy development and gives specific examples of where such provisions may be appropriate. The Department for Constitutional Affairs actively promotes the better regulation agenda and the use of sunset provision where they are appropriate.