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martin Haywood-Samuel
Posted on 1 Jul 2009 10:54 am

I quote - "An impact assessment is not required for the consultation at this stage as the proposals are still at an early stage of development"

According to the code of practice (page 4 - 'The Seven Consultation Criteria'), - criteria 3 - Clarity of scope and IMPACT - "These criteria should be reproduced in consultation documents."

My understanding of the above is that the impact assessment should be carried out BEFORE the consultation begins so that the impact assessment, along with other criteria, can be included in the consultation document. How can the consultation be carried out if the document is not complete according to the code of practice?

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