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Mr. Bercow: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of the Amusement Machine Licence Duty (Medium-Prize Machines) Order; and if he will make a statement; [50167]

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Dawn Primarolo: Costs associated with regulatory proposals are considered at the policy development stage. A Regulatory Impact Assessment is completed for regulatory proposals unless there are no or negligible costs, and sets out the impact, in terms of costs, benefits and risks of the proposed regulation which could affect businesses, charities or the voluntary sector. RIAs are available from the Libraries of the House and have been available on departmental websites from 1 January 2001.

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