HC Deb 26 January 2004 vol 417 c71W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the(a) dates and (b) venues of the public consultation in Wales on the draft Civil Contingencies Bill. [150021]

Mr. Alexander

The Public Consultation exercise for England and Wales took place over a period of 12 weeks from 19 June until 11 September.

Of the 379 responses received, 20 were received from organisations based in Wales such as the police, county councils and county borough councils.

Two consultation events took place took during the summer of 2003. The first event was held at Colywn Bay on 21 July for organisations from north Wales. Cardiff hosted the second event on 4 August, which was attended by organisations in south Wales.

The format at both events was the same. The Bill Team gave an extended presentation, followed by a full question and answer session.