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Disclosure Statements for Government Legislation: Technical Guide for Departments

Completing Part Three: Testing of Legislative Content

Part Three of the disclosure statement seeks to identify, and provide the reader with information about, the internal and external testing that the detailed policy and draft provisions of the Bill have undergone.

It takes the form of a series of questions. Apart from two questions, these require a YES or NO response, with further information to be provided depending on the response given.

  • For questions concerning consultation or testing (Qu.3.3, Qu.3.4.1, Qu.3.5.1, Qu.3.6 and Qu.3.7), please answer NO unless you are sure that 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 Three 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 Two, with a reference to Appendix Two placed in the text box under the relevant question.

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