Guidance on Costs and Benefits

Part of New clause 3 – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 27th June 1995.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse Mr Geoffrey Lofthouse , Pontefract and Castleford 5:30 pm, 27th June 1995

With this, it will be convenient to discuss also the following amendments: No. 29, in clause 38, page 33, line 13, leave out clause 38.

No. 3, in clause 38, page 33, line 19, leave out from `account' to end of line 6 and insert `any ministerial guidance as to the likely costs and benefits of the exercise or non-exercise of the power or its exercise in the matter in question, where such guidance exists.'. No. 252, in clause 38, page 33, line 25, at end insert— '(3) Nothing is this section shall be construed as implying a requirement on the agencies to use cost-benefit analysis in order to arrive at any decision.'.