Home Office: Regulation

Home Office written question – answered on 11th 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 processes her Department has put in place to (a) monitor, (b) collate cost information on, (c) review and (d) respond to requests to amend or revoke regulations introduced by her Department.

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

For the current Parliament, the Government is committed to maintaining a proportionate approach to regulation to enable business growth while maintaining public protections.

This will be monitored through the target that the Government is required to set under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Decisions about whether to amend or revoke regulations are considered by Ministers as part of the normal policy making process.

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