§ Mr. Caborn
A Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) must be completed for all policy proposals that have a potential impact on businesses, charities or the voluntary sector. It includes details of the arrangements for monitoring and evaluating policy proposals and their impact.912W
(b) allocated by each distribution body in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Estelle Morris
Information regarding awards is shown in the table, which is derived from the Department's Awards Database, which contains information supplied by the distributing bodies.
The figure for the year 2003 is up to 1 June.
This Department has never held comprehensive information on either the number or value of applications for Lottery grants.
Information on the number of RIAs that have been reviewed in respect of the Department in the last year is not held.
From this year the National Audit Office (NAO) has a new role in independently evaluating a selection of RIAs. In their Annual Report, published in February 2003,the Better Regulation Task Force put forward suggestions of RIAs for the NAO to review.
The NAO review will focus on the quality of analysis in the RIAs and the thoroughness with which the RIAs have been undertaken. The findings and recommendations of best practice will be fed back to departments. It will play a valuable part in driving up standards of RIAs.