§ Mr. Andrew Turner
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what public consultations have been commenced by his Department since 1 April; and what the(a) closing date and (b) website address of each were. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The titles and closing dates of each of the written national public consultations commenced by the Lord Chancellor's Department since 1 April are listed.
Each national public consultation carried out by the Department is normally published on the Lord Chancellor's Department website at http://www.lcd.gov.uk/consult/confr.htm. However the third and fourth of these consultation papers were originally published online by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions at http://www.elections.dtlr.gov.uk/consult. Following the recent machinery of Government changes both of these papers now fall under the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor's Department. Arrangements are currently being made for their transfer onto the Lord Chancellor's Department website.
Title Closing date 5) Selection procedures for the circuit bench and recordership 5 July 2002 6) Making Decisions: Helping people who have difficulty deciding for themselves 9 July 2002 7) Electoral Registers—Access, Supply and Sale— Regulatory Impact Assessment Questionnaire 13 June 2002 8) Electoral Registers—Access, Supply and Sale— Policy paper and draft regulations 13 June 2002