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Home Office: Regulation

Home Office written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the title was of each set of regulations introduced by her Department in each month since May 2010; which of those regulations have been (a) subject to the (i) one in one out and (ii) one in two out procedure and (b) (i) revoked and (ii) amended; and what the net cost to (A) the public purse; and (B) business of those regulations is.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The changes to Home Office regulations affecting business during the 2010-15 Parliament were recorded in Statements of New Regulation that were published every six months. These are available on https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/one-in-two-out-statement-of-new-regulation. Consolidated information for the period is set out in Annex C to the Ninth Statement of New Regulations.

In line with its obligations under the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, the Government reports on its progress towards achieving the Business Impact Target (BIT). The first BIT report covered the period 8 May 2015 to 26 May 2016. It is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/530683/bis-16-182-bit-annual-report.pdf. The Home Office measures are listed on pages 40 – 41.

The Government published an interim report for the 2015-2017 Parliament. It is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610874/business-impact-target-interim-report-16-17.pdf. The Home Office measures are listed on pages 33 – 35.

For the 2015-17 Parliament, the Government will publish shortly its final report on the Business Impact Target during that Parliament. The net cost to the public purse is described in the Regulatory Impact Assessments that accompany legislative measures. Regulatory Impact Assessments are available on ‘gov.uk’ and http://legislation.gov.uk.

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