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Mediation Week 2006

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what events took place in Mediation Week 2006 sponsored by her Department; and what the outcomes were of the project. (95655)

Around 100 publicity events took place across the country during Mediation Week, including:

displays and stands in local shopping centres;

helpdesks at courts providing information on mediation;

open days at court centres giving the public the opportunity to meet a qualified mediator;

seminars about mediation for the legal profession and local advice sector;

“mock” mediation role plays to illustrate the process.

The initial feedback from the organisers of these events is that the week has been a success. A full evaluation will be carried out over the next few months, and used to inform the plans for next year.