Cabinet Office: Families

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Eaton Baroness Eaton Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Cabinet Office policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments.

Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

The government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that impacts on family relationships and functioning are recognised early on during the process of policy development and help inform the policy decisions made by Minsters. There is no requirement for departments to publish the results of assessments made under the Family Test.

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