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Departmental Public Participation

International Development written question – answered on 21st 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 International Development 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 Gillian Merron Gillian Merron Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Consultation is an integral function of many aspects of the Department for International Development's (DFID) policy, corporate and operational work. This includes both the funding of consultation exercises and decisions about the most appropriate consultation mechanisms to be applied.

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