To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses to the Lower Thames Crossing Consultation were associated with a campaign by Higham Parish Council; and how many of those responses (a) answered all questions in the consultation, (b) answered a majority of questions in the consultation, (c) provided identical responses, (d) provided individually tailored responses, (e) were included in the analysis of individual bespoke responses to the consultation and (f) were not included in the analysis of individual bespoke responses to the consultation.
The analysis of consultation responses is available in the Ipsos MORI report published on 12 April 2017, the post-consultation Scheme Assessment Report and the Response to Consultation, available online at www.lower-thames-crossing.co.uk.
Highways England do not hold a breakdown of all figures specifically requested in each of these questions but have provided specific figures and breakdowns where this are available.
946 people were categorised as part of the Higham Parish Council campaign. Of those, 6 submitted identically worded responses for all questions and 940 participants provided a response based on this campaign which:
- included a partial version of the text with or without their own personal comments, or
- included the full version of this text plus additional personal comments.
Comments provided by participants were summarised and analysed along with other consultation responses.