Departmental Public Participation

Work and Pensions 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 Work and Pensions 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 James Plaskitt James Plaskitt Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

Consultation forms an integral part of policy-making in my Department and we consult on both an informal and formal basis. However there is no central budget for consultation exercises and activity is funded by each individual policy area or agency operation. I can therefore provide an answer to this question only at disproportionate cost to public funds.

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