HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 cc1181-2W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the public consultations

undertaken by his Department since 1997, indicating for each consultation (a) if copies were available online, (b) if copies were available in print, (c) the date the time period given for responses opened and (d) the date the time period given for responses closed. [69793]

Ruth Kelly

The Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultations applies to all formal national public consultation documents issued by Departments from 1 January 2001 and the information requested is not available before that date. For consultations issued from January 2001, the information is available on the Consultations section of the Treasury's website, www.htm-treasury.gov.uk, which includes both launch dates and closure dates. Paper copies of Treasury publications are available on request.

Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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. [72066]

Ruth Kelly

A list of consultations commenced since 1 April, with closing dates, is available on the Treasury's website at http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/Consultations_ and_Legislation/.

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