Governance of Britain

Justice written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Eleanor Laing Eleanor Laing Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) non-invited members of the public attended the "Governance of Britain" event in Brighton on 17th July;

(2) how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) non-invited members of the public attended the "Governance of Britain" event in London on 22nd July;

(3) how many (a) Ministers from his Department, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) other members of the public attended the "Governance of Britain" event in (i) Nottingham on 9th July 2008 and (ii) Newcastle on 14th July 2008;

(4) how many (a) Ministers from his Department, (b) officials from his Department, (c) representatives of local authorities, (d) invited members of the public and (e) other members of the public attended the "Governance of Britain" event in Bristol on 30th June.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The "Governance of Britain" 'townhall' events were designed to engage those who are already active in their local communities in the Government's constitutional renewal agenda with an aim of encouraging them to take the debate put to their community groups and organisations.

All those who attended the event were invited to do so.

A breakdown of information requested for each event is shown in the following table.

Brighton London Bristol Nottingham Newcastle
(a) Michael Wills Michael Wills Michael Wills Michael Wills Michael Wills
(b) 5 5 5 5 5
(c) 2 2 11 10 7
(d) 25 27 25 27 16

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