§ Brian Cotter
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of regulations introduced by the340W Department have been subject to a consultation period of less than 12 weeks since the introduction of the Code of Practice on Consultations. 
§ Ruth Kelly
I refer the hon. Gentleman to my answer to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) on 21 October 2003Official Report, column 489W.