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Justice written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow Chief Whip (Commons), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many public consultations were held by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three years; and how many respondents took part in each consultation.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is in the following table:

Title of consultation Number of respondents
Department for Constitutional Affairs
2005 (30 consultations published)
Child Trust Fund Tax Appeals—The General Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (1)7
Special Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (2)5
Armed Forces pensions appeals (3)15
Jury Research and Impropriety 41
Asylum and Immigration Tribunal—Fast Track Procedure Rules 6
A Single Civil Court? 131
Reform of Section 703 Tax Tribunal Appeal Routes 8
Changes to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal Rules 1980: Appeals to the Social Security Commissioners (4)13
Requirements for imprints on election material—alterations to be made to 8
Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000
Care Standards Tribunal (CST): Lord Chancellor's Direction bringing cases before the Protection of Children Act Tribunal (POC AT) into the Scope of Civil Legal Aid. 2
Administration of Estates—Review of the Statutory Legacy 33
European Small Claims Procedure 21
Barnet Family Pilot 15
Telephone hearings in civil proceedings 34
Dyfed Powys local bench merger 24
West Mercia/Shropshire local bench merger 55
Wetherby court closure 15
EU divorce green paper 9
Civil partnerships—changes to procedures 10
Proposed changes to civil appeal rules 27
Proposed changes to the Representation of the People Regulations 85
Justices' Clerks: delegation of powers 75
Civil and Family Court Fee Increases 49
Gravesend Court Closure 16
Focusing Judicial Resources Appropriately 156
Authorisations to sit in family proceedings courts, and youth courts 299
Specialisation of family magistrates 291
CORE: the implementation of national access arrangements 118
Alteration of the Local Justice Areas of Chorley, Ormskirk and South Ribble 68
Parliamentary Costs Acts—proposed consolidation 2
2006 (28 consultations published)
Lasting powers of attorney—forms and guidance Mental Capacity Act 118
Civil Procedure Rules Section 36 61
Lands Tribunal (Amendment) Rules 2006 4
Inquiries Act rules 48
Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice 161
Criminal Defence Service Regulations 11
Gwent local justice area merger 10
A Model for the Provision of Justices' Clerks 212
Data Protection Act s60 63
Court of Protection Rules: Mental Capacity Act 1995 39
Openness in the Family Courts—Confidence and Confidentiality (5)245
Compensation (Claims Management Services) Regulations 2006 and the Regulatory Rules—Compensation Bill 60
Legal Aid: a sustainable future (joint consultation with Legal Services Commission) 2372
Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Procedure Rules 8
Return to Practice by Former Salaried Judges 26
London Region Family Courts Centres 62
Judges' power to dismiss representatives in very high cost cases 13
Compensation Act 2006: authorisation application form and fee levels 12
Family Procedure Rules 45
Separate Representation of Children 95
The Gambling Appeals Tribunal draft rules 2007 10
Compensation Act 2006: exemptions from the requirement for authorisation: and trade union code of practice 61
Mental Capacity Act 2005: Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian Fees 65
Claims Management Services Tribunal 3
Local Land Charges 177
Court of Protection: Legal Aid funding 10
FOI fees increase 324
Prisoners' voting rights 88
2007 (36 consultations published)
Local Justice Area merger South Somerset and Mendip 30
Bailiff regulation Regulatory Impact Assessment 438
Value Added Tax and Duties Tribunal—Amending Rules 6
Professional Indemnity Insurance—Claims Management Regulation 32
Civil Court Fees 77
Part 46 Civil Procedure Rules—Fast Track Trial Costs 34
Cost Recovery in Pro Bono Assisted Cases 20
Case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims 271
Damages 102
Ministry of Justice consultations 9 May 2007 onwards
Openness in the Family Courts—a new approach 112
Cremation Regulations 73
Referral to coroners 74
Quality Assurance Scheme for publicly funded criminal defence advocates 22
Review of Part 6 of the Civil Procedure Rules: Service of documents 60
Network Access Agreements—Appeal Rules for Adjudicator to Land Registry 11
Conditional Fee Agreements—Fixed Recoverable Success Fees in publication proceedings 20
Fees for the Marked Register of Electors produced at UK elections 97
Regulation of Claims Management Services—consultation on fee levels 2008-09 7
Charity Tribunal Draft Rules 2007 23
Criminal Defence Service (Recovery of Defence Costs Orders) Regulations 2001 11
Changes to the Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) Scheme—de-prescribing the penalty notice form 21
The debt claim process: helping people in debt to engage with the problem 25
General Commissioners of Income Tax 4
Judicial Appointments: the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary 34
War-making powers and international treaties 26
Freedom of Information Act 2000: Designation of additional public authorities 135
Consumer Credit Appeals Tribunal 48
Asylum and Immigration Tribunal Rules 14
NOMS Strategic Plan on Reducing Re-offending 76
NOMS 3rd sector action plan 52
NOMS: Believing We Can 76
Transforming Tribunals 138
Forced Marriage—Third Party Applicants 53
Public law family fees 111
MoJ Third Sector Strategy 49
Improving the Criminal Trial Process for Young Witnesses (OCJR) 58
2008 consultations published up to Thursday 10 April 2008
Administration Orders and Enforcement Restriction Orders—setting the parameters c46
Forced Marriage Act—court procedure rules (6—)
Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act: Eligibility for Judicial Appointment (7)
Enhancing procedural rights and judicial co-operation in the EU c7
Rome I (8—)
Best Value in Probation (9)
Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) and National Offender Management Service (NOMS) consultations published 1 January 2005—8 May 2007
Victims' Code of Practice (OCJR) 101
Restructuring Probation to Reduce Reoffending (NOMS) 748
The Witness Charter: new standards of care for witnesses in the CJS (OCJR) 86
Rebuilding Lives—supporting victims of crime (OCJR) 191
Convicting Rapists and Protecting Victims—Justice for Victims of Rape (OCJR) 94
Quashing Convictions (OCJR) 33
Making sentencing clearer (NOMS) 82
(1) CPL) 01/05 Child Trust Fund Tax Appeals Regulations 2005 (The General Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005)— copies of the consultation paper were sent to seven consultees initially. No comments were received about the detail of the Regulations, and no substantive changes were made to the regulations following the consultation exercise.

(2) CP(L) 02/05 Special Commissioners Regulations 2005 (The Special Commissioners (Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005)—copies of the consultation paper were sent to five consultees initially. No comments were received about the detail of the Regulations, and no substantive changes were made to the regulations following the consultation exercise;

(3) CP(L) 03/05 Armed forces pensions appeals (The Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2005)—copies of the consultation paper were sent to fifteen consultees initially. Minor technical amendments were made to reflect comments from the Chief Social Security Commissioner for Great Britain and the Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. As these regulations were subject to the affirmative Parliamentary procedure, they were debated in Parliament following the consultation exercise.

(4 )CP(L) 08/05 Pension Appeal Tribunal Rules 1980: Appeals to the Social Security Commissioners (The Pensions Appeal Tribunals (England and Wales) (Amendment) Rules 2005)—copies of the consultation paper were sent to thirteen consultees initially. Some amendments were made to reflect comments from the Pensions Appeal Tribunal and the Social Security Commissioners.

(5 )Plus c200 responses from children and young people.

(6) Ongoing consultation (ends 24/4).

(7) Ongoing consultation (ends 29/4).

(8 )Ongoing consultation (ends 25/6).

(9) Ongoing consultation (ends 2/7)

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