Department for Transport: Families

Department for Transport written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has a single individual who is responsible for leading on his Department's application of the Family Test.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Better Regulation Unit leads on the application of the Family Test at the Department for Transport.

Where relevant, the effects of regulatory policies that may directly or indirectly affect family relationships or formations are considered through the Regulatory Impact Assessment process.

Within the Better Regulation Unit a Family Test Lead has been identified who represents the Department at the Family Test Network, hosted by the Department for Work and Pensions, to ensure we play an active role in Family Test policy development and implement the latest best practices and guidance.

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