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Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public consultations her Department undertook in 2005; and what the cost was (a) in total and (b) of each consultation. (72856)

During the year 2005 the Department launched 47 formal public consultations in order to inform the Department's policy development.

Information on the cost of each consultation and the total cost of all consultations could be provided only at disproportionate cost.