To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on (a) written consultations, (b) consultation roadshows and (c) stakeholder focus groups in each of the last three years.
As most of my Department's consultation exercises were covered by departmental costs as an integral part of the policy-making process, extracting the information requested would prove very difficult. However some consultations were funded by a different method and the costs of those can be found in the following table.
|Name of consultation||Cost of written consultation paper( 1)||Cost of consultation roadshows/stakeholder focus groups( 2)|
|Openness in the Family Courts—Confidence and Confidentiality (2006)||20,000||8,000|
|Legal Aid: a sustainable future (joint consultation with Legal Services Commission) (2006)||23,500 (matched by Legal Services Commission)||Paid for by Legal Services Commission|
|Openness in the Family Courts—a new approach (2007)||14,000||—|
|Judicial Appointments: the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary (2007)||15,000||—|
|War-making powers and international treaties (2007)||14,000||—|
|NOMS Strategic Plan for Reducing Reoffending (2007)||—||75,000|
|NOMS Believing we can (2007)||—||10,000|
|NOMS Third Sector Strategy (2007)||—||20,000|
|—||+18, 000 for joint consultation events for NOMS Believing We Can and NOMS Third Sector Strategy|
|MoJ Third Sector Strategy (2007)||35,500||—|
|OCJR Improving the criminal justice process for young witnesses (2007)||—||2,000|
|Best Value in Probation NOMS (2008)||4,500||7,500|
|(1) Where no costs specified, in-house facilities used. |
(2) Where no costs specified, in-house facilities used.
Please note that all figures given are rounded to the nearest 1,000.