HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc975-6W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many consultation documents and consultative drafts of legislation have been issued by her Department since January 2001; and what proportion of these have observed Criterion 5 of the Code of Practice on Written Consultation. [57009]

Ms Hewitt

Since the introduction of the Consultation Code on 1 January 2001, the Department has issued 72 consultation documents.

Records relating to consultations' compliance with Criterion 5 of the Consultation Code are held not centrally but by the management unit responsible for the policy area concerned. I will write to the hon. Member with the requested information as soon as possible and place a copy in the Libraries of the House.