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Review of statutory duties placed on local government (DCLG) - TSI response - April 2011

TSI response (PDF 151KB). Whilst TSI broadly welcomes this initiative, we have concerns as to its principal objectives. The trading standards profession agrees that it is right and proper in the modern era to review legislation regularly against its modern purpose, but there is a need to assess the merits of legislation in its entirety, as opposed to simply looking at whether there should be a duty to enforce. Furthermore, a large quantity of legislation enforced by local authorities is missing from the Government's list.