HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1134-5W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list those individuals and organisations(a) to whom (i) his Department, (ii) its executive agencies and (iii) the non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sent a copy of the consultations (A) Private action, public benefit: A review of charities and the wider not for profit sector, (B) The future of emergency planning in England and Wales: a discussion document and (C) Towards equality and diversity: implementing the employment and race directives and (b) from whom each received a response in each case. [151655]

Mr. Alexander

The Government are committed to ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are identified and involved in consultation exercises.

The Strategy Unit report "Private Action, Public Benefit" was published on 25 September 2002. More than 1,000 copies were sent to interested parties. A further 300 people were sent e-mail links to the document. The pdf version of the SU report has been downloaded more than 45,000 times from the SU website: www.strategy.gov.uk.

Following publication of the report, members of the SU project team and the Home Office's Active Community Unit took part in more than 50 consultation events around the country. Copies of the report were also distributed at these events.

Responses were received from around 1,100 individuals and organisations. A summary of their comments— and the Government's response to the report—are contained in the Home Office document "Charities and. Not-for-Profits: A Modern Legal Framework", published in July 2003.

The following organisations were sent copies of "The future of emergency planning in England and Wales: a discussion document".

  • Local Government Association (LGA)
  • Local Authorities in England and Wales
  • Emergency Planning Society (EPS)
  • Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
  • Police Forces in England and Wales
  • British Transport Police
  • Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers Association (CACFOA)
  • Fire Brigades in England and Wales
  • Ambulance Service Association (ASA)
  • Ambulance Service in England and Wales
  • Health Authorities
  • Coroners Offices and Pathology Service
  • Northern Ireland Executive
  • Scottish Executive
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Other Government Departments
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
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  • Environment Agency
  • Government Offices for the Regions
  • Rail Regulators
  • CAA, UK Airlines EP Group and Airports
  • Educational Establishments
  • The Armed Forces

Responses were received from interested stakeholder groups, including:

  • Local Authorities
  • Emergency Services
  • Health Bodies
  • Utilities
  • Transport
  • Professional Bodies
  • Lobby Groups
  • Academic Institutes
  • Multi-Agency Groups
  • Private Companies
  • Individuals

I have placed a full list of responses in the Libraries of the House.

"Towards equality and diversity: implementing the employment and race directives" is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.