§ Sandra Gidley
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which women's organisations have been consulted over proposed legislation by his Department during 2000–01 and 2001–02 sessions; and if their responses have been published. 
§ Mr. Douglas Alexander
The Cabinet Office consulted on the proposed Regulatory Reform Bill in March and September 1999. The Women's National Commission was consulted, but did not respond. The Regulatory Reform Act received Royal Assent on 10 April 2001.