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Mark Prisk comments on NAO report on Impact Assessments

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“The findings of this report highlight the pressing need for a change of mindset in Government when it comes to regulation and this is something…

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“The findings of this report highlight the pressing need for a change of mindset in Government when it comes to regulation and this is something we’re determined to achieve.

“The new Reducing Regulation Committee will expect to see all other policy options considered before more red tape is introduced. From now on regulation must be the last resort.

“Impact assessments will now play a greater role in the policy making process, and will be required to provide robust and convincing evidence that any new laws and regulations being proposed are beneficial to the country, helping to promote growth and enterprise.”

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Published 1 July 2010