Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Families

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Eaton Baroness Eaton Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government policies have been assessed against the Family Test; and whether they will publish any such assessments.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government is committed to supporting families. To achieve this, in 2014 we introduced the Family Test, which aims to ensure that any impact on family relationships and functioning is 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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