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Justice written question – answered on 20th May 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 much his Department spent on (a) written consultations, (b) consultation roadshows and (c) stakeholder focus groups in each of the last three years.

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

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)
2006 consultations
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
2007 consultations
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
2008 consultations
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.

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