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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Minister for Government Policy 11:30 am, 27th January 2016

As the right hon. and learned Lady will know, the consultation principles, which we have recently promulgated—I spoke to the Joint Committee about them recently—have the effect that every Department should make sure that all consultations are proportionate, and that we make due allowance for any time during which it would be difficult for people to respond so that we get a full and adequate consultation on every occasion.