Consultations

Transport written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Anne McIntosh Anne McIntosh Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those individuals and organisations to whom (a) his Department, (b) its executive agencies and (c) the non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultations (i) The future development of air transport in the United Kingdom: Northern Ireland: a national consultation, (ii) Abandoned cars: a consultation document, (iii) Draft directions and guidance to the Strategic Rail Authority: consultation paper and (iv) The future of aviation: the Government's consultation document on air transport policy: a report on the response to the public consultation; and from whom each received a response in each case.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

Government are committed to ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are identified and involved in consultation exercises. All the consultations referred to were undertaken by the Department; executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies were not involved.

The consultation documents were issued to interested parties and made available on the department's web-site. As the volume of information requested is considerable, a summary of the information requested is provided below. Details of organisations and individuals who were issued with copies of the consultation documents and those that replied will be placed in the House Library. (i) The future development of air transport in the United Kingdom: Northern Ireland: a national consultation

This consultation started in August 2002 and ended on 30 June 2003, 16000 copies of the consultation documents were issued to over 1100 organisations or individuals. There were 257 replies of which 19 requested privacy and 15 were anonymous.

(ii) Abandoned cars: a consultation document

This consultation started on 31 October 2001 and ended on 31 January 2002. Over 650 copies of the consultation documents were issued, there were 341 replies.

(iii) Draft directions and guidance to the Strategic Rail Authority: consultation paper

This consultation started on 29 June 2001 and ended on 21 September 2001. The consultation documents were formally issued to 32 specialist organisations. There were 84 replies, of which one requested privacy.

(iv) The future of aviation: the Government's consultation document on air transport policy: a report on the response to the public consultation.

This document is in fact a report which summarises the responses to the public consultation document "The Future of Aviation".

It was not itself subject to consultation and was published only on the then DTLR web-site.

"The Future of Aviation" consultation itself started in December 2000 and ended on 12 April 2001. The consultation documents were issued to 1000 organisations, there were 561 replies.

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