The number of consultation documents issued by the Cabinet Office was as follows:
|(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// www.ukonline.gov.uk.