Consultation Documents

Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Liberal Democrat, Romsey

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many consultation documents were issued by his Department from (a) 15 October to 14 January, (b) 15 January to 14 April, (c) 15 April to 14 July and (d) 15 July to 14 October in each year from 1996.

Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

The number of consultation documents issued by the Cabinet Office was as follows:

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
(a) 15 October to 14 January 2 1 1 3
(b) 15 January to 14 April 1 2 2
(c) 15 April to 14 July 1 2
(d) 15 July to 14 October 1 9

No formal consultation documents were issued in the other periods given in the question. The figures do not include nine technical documents published between 1999 and 2001. These documents went out for consultation but the Cabinet Office does not hold records of the precise dates of issue.

Since the beginning of 2001, formal Cabinet Office consultation documents (and those of other central Government Departments) have been available from the online central register of consultations at http//

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