HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c1W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list Government written consultation documents published since 1 January 2000 which had consultation periods of(a) less than three weeks, (b) between three and six weeks, (c) between 12 weeks and (d) 12 weeks or more. [111724]

Mr. Alexander

The Cabinet Office does not hold information for the time period specified. However, in a survey of Government written consultations carried out in 2001, 80 per cent. lasted at least 12 weeks.