Departmental Public Consultation

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th March 2009.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many public consultations his Department has conducted in the last 12 months; how long each consultation was open for; how many responses were received in each case; and what the cost of conducting each consultation was.

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Marine and Natural Environment)

DEFRA has conducted 81 consultations over the last 12 months. Details are set out in the following table. Details of the costs of the consultations are not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Consultation title Duration of consultation (Weeks) Number of responses received to each consultation
Consultation on proposal of 2 per cent. milk quotas 5-6 16
Consultation on national listing and plant breeders' right fees 12 11
Consultation on Surface Water Management 12 148
Consultation on guidance to Ofwat 12 43
Consultation on phosphates in detergents-laundry 12 24
Consultation on sustainable products (published on Market Transformation programme website) 12 19
Consultation on charging for CITES licences 12 58
Consultation on the future of the Aggregates Levy Sustainability fund April 2008 to March 2011 12 78
Consultation on river basin planning (volume) 12 46
Consultation on the transposition of Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom 12 9
Consultation on Implementation of Fruit and Vegetable Reforms 12 12
Consultation on Environmental Liability Directive: 2nd consultation 12 67
Consultation on European Fisheries Fund: UK Operational programme (1st phase) 4 36
Consultation on Fal and Helford 6 19
Consultation on Statutory Notification requirements for potatoes introduced into England and Wales from other EU member states 12 3
Consultation on joint Waste Authorities 12 84
Consultation on Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007; Directive 2004/12/EC (amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste) 8 499
Consultation on the remaking of the Drinking Milk regulations 5 1
Consultation on Soil Strategy for England 12 64
Consultation on TSE Regulations 2007 12 10
Consultation draft Marine Bill 12 3,899
Consultation on the strategy of health of honey bees 12 86
Consultation on European Fisheries Fund: UK Operational programme (2nd phase) 8 72
Consultation on the EU Commission's proposals to amend the EU ETS from 2013 12 94
Consultation on the remaking of Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2008 2 0
Consultation on draft AQEG report: Ozone in the United Kingdom 12 8
Consultation on EPAQS report: guidelines for metals and metalloids in ambient air for the protection of human health 12 3
Consultation on EPAQS report: Addendum to Guidelines for halogen and hydrogen halides in ambient air for protecting human health against acute irritancy effects 12 3
Consultation on groundwater regulations 12 31
Consultation on the European Commission's proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) (Recast)—Intensive livestock 8 20
Consultation on the European Commission's proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) (Recast) 8 50
Consultation on the European Commission's proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control)(Recast)—Combustion Plants 8 36
Consultation on REACH Enforcement 12 23
Consultation on Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976—reform order 12 44
Consultation on the European Commission's proposed Directive on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control)(Recast)—emissions 12 23
Consultation on CAP health checks 12 180
Consultation on Wine SI 2008 4 3
Consultation on Sector Guidance Note SG8: Rendering 8 4
A second consultation on the controls on the handling, transfer and transport of waste 12 122
Consultation on White PaperRadioactive Waste—published on homepages 12 181
Consultation on revised UK Strategy for Radioactive Waste and Consultation on Discharge Limits 2006-30 12 UK Strategy 9
Discharge limits 21
Consultation on Revised Membership Arrangements for Northumberland National Park Authority 12 13
Consultation on Wildlife Management strategy 12 46
Consultation on Our Seas—a shared resource 12 84
Consultation on The Beef and Veal Labelling Regulations 2008 (England) 12 5
Consultation on air quality guidance 12 28
Consultation on f gases and ozone 12 99
Consultation on Phytopthora Ramorem and Phytophthora kernoviae 12 41
Consultation on DEFRA's Contingency Plan 2008 12 29
Consultation on Gangmasters Licensing (Exclusions) regulations 12 39
Consultation on changes to the Local Government Act 1972 to allow local authorities in England to work together on animal health 12 10
Consultation on a Code of Practice for the sustainable use of soils on construction sites 12 23
Consultation on Direct Elections to National Park Authorities 12 496
Consultation on flood resilience 12 57
Consultation on flooding, coastal erosion management 12 47
Consultation on review of waste exemptions 12 285
Consultation on plans to meet EU air quality limit values 12 2
Consultation on the English inshore fleet—looking to the future 12 286
Consultation on private water supplies 12 105
Consultation on aviation action plans 12 86
Consultation on VMD 12 58
Consultation on common land councils 12 49
Consultation on Recycling Service guidance 12 26
Consultation on NCP Broiler flocks regulations 12 15
Consultation on LA Environmental Regulation of Industrial plant 2009-10 fees and charges 12 26
Consultation on the Conservation Varieties 12 14
Consultation on direction to the EA on classification of water bodies 12 17
Consultation on carbon accounting regulations 12 43
Consultation on proposed changes to BSE testing 4 28
Consultation on code of practice on cat, dog and equidae 12 Cat 79
Dog 136
Equidae 36
Consultation on revision of our swine vesicular disease legislation 12 11
Consultation on the code of practice for animal feeds 12 14
Consultation on the equine ID 12 72
Consultation on animal by-products regulations 12 59
Consultation on hazardous waste regulations 12 69
Consultation on the Better Regulation review and 6-year review 12 Better regulation 41
6-year review 27
Consultation on School Milk 12 17
Consultation on Marine Works (amendment to regulations) 12 29
Consultation on the Rules of court for the water and sewerage special administration regime (consultation ends 20 March 2009) 12 (1)0
Consultation on National Flood Emergency framework (consultation ends 27 March 2009) 12 (1)2
Consultation on Water Protection Zones (consultation ends 31 March 2009) 12 (1)0
DEFRA/BERR joint Consultation on Batteries Directive—draft regulations—published on BERR website to date to date 12 128
(1) To date.

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