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Draft Legislation

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 5 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his practice is regarding meeting, discussing and taking into account the views and opinions of (a) private individuals and (b) representatives of organisations when drawing up and framing legislation to be introduced by his Department; and if he will make a statement. (81324)

DFID does not regularly draw up legislation, and has not done so since the International Development Act (2002), the main legislation governing its activities. If it were to be involved in future legislation, it would consult widely, both formally—in line with the Code of Conduct on Consultation—and informally.