No, the Guide is not binding on the ministries. It provides links to the statutes and regulations which must be observed in legislative drafting.
Yes and no. The duration and labour-intensiveness of legislative drafting vary depending on the scope and significance of the matter at hand. The process guide presents an example of the progression of a major legislative project. All preparatory steps presented in the Guide may not apply in the case of minor legislative amendments or amendments of a technical nature.
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