Estimating the cost of legislation

Bates, St John; (2001) Estimating the cost of legislation. In: Evaluation of legislation : Proceedings of the Council of Europe's legal Co-operation and Assistance Activities (2000-2001). Council of Europe, Strasbourg, pp. 31-43. ISBN 9287147299

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Rigorous evaluation of the cost of legislation, while determining policy and before the legislation is enacted, is likely not only to be to the economic benefit of the state but also to improve the quality of legislation.