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Regulatory impact statement guidance

An explanatory note to a Bill will normally require reference to a regulatory impact statement. Explanatory notes in Legislative Instruments and Supplementary Order Papers may also require reference to a regulatory impact statement. The statement is prepared by the department. Requirements are given in:

In Bills, the reference to the regulatory impact statement appears in the explanatory note between the departmental disclosure statement and the clause by clause analysis. In Legislative Instruments and Supplementary Order Papers, it appears at the end of the explanatory note.

Departments to supply 40 printed copies to the House Office

The department prints 40 hard copies of the relevant assessment(s) and delivers them to the House Office within half a working day after the date on which the PCO orders the printing of introduction copies of the Bill. The House Office then arranges for copies to be available in the House at a Bill’s first reading and committee stages, and also arranges for copies to be distributed to relevant select committees.

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