HC Deb 27 January 2004 vol 417 c284W
Mr. David Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his policy on the use of sunset clauses in legislation; and which Acts containing such clauses relevant to his Department were passed in each year since 1997. [149333]

Hilary Benn

The Department for International Development actively promotes the better regulation agenda and the use of sunsetting where appropriate. Two Acts of Parliament have been sponsored by DFID since 1997. They are the Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 1999 and the International Development Act 2002. Neither contained sunset clauses.

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