§ Jackie Ballard
To ask the President of the Council if she will list the women's organisations which have been consulted over proposed legislation by her Department during this session; and if their responses have been published. 
§ Mrs. Beckett
The Privy Council Office has made no proposals for primary legislation during this Session.
However, the Government are committed to making sure that policies are inclusive and take full account of the needs and experience of all those affected by them. "Guidelines on Policy Appraisals for Equal Treatment", published in November 1998, commit policy makers to assessing how proposals affect different groups of people.