An SPI would answer six questions that
every member of Parliament and citizen is entitled to know before a Bill is
Why is the policy needed?
What is the policy’s objective in terms
of the public interest?
What alternative policies and
mechanisms were considered?
What were the pros/cons and
benefits/costs of each option considered?
What are the timetable and steps for
the policy’s rollout and who will administer it?
Were the views of affected stakeholders
sought and considered?
This would encourage good policy