§ Brian Cotter
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of regulations introduced by the Department have been subject to a consultation period of less than 12 weeks since the introduction of the Code of Practice on Consultations. 
§ Nigel Griffiths
The Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Written Consultation came into effect on 1 January 2001. In the period 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2002,490W the Department of Trade and Industry has published 133 consultations covered by the Code, of these consultations 103 lasted 12 weeks.