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Disclosure Statements for Government Legislation: Technical Guide for Departments

Completing Part Two: Background Material and Policy Information

Part Two of the disclosure statement seeks to identify and provide the reader with easy access to background policy material and policy analysis relating to the Bill.

It takes the form of a series of questions requiring a YES or NO response, with further information required to be provided depending on the response given.

  • For Part Two questions, please answer NO unless you are sure the answer is YES

You can use the text box under the question to clarify, qualify or explain that NO answer if that seems necessary or desirable.

  • The finalised Part Two should not exceed 3 pages in length, once all instructions and the boxes for any irrelevant subsidiary questions have been removed

This is to ensure readers can quickly skim through the headline questions and YES/NO responses. If longer responses are required for any of the questions, set these out under an appropriate heading in Appendix One, with a reference to Appendix One placed in the text box under the relevant question.

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