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Departments: Public Participation

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many public consultations his Department undertook in the last 12 months; and what the cost was of each consultation. (145280)

From April 2006 to March 2007 the Northern Ireland Office carried out 19 consultation exercises. The following table lists the consultations undertaken and the costs involved. Where the costs are listed as ‘0’ only the price of circulating the consultation document has been incurred. This information relates only to the NIO and does not include its agencies or NDPBs.

Consultation

Cost (£)

Draft Policing (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 2007.

1,500

Young People and Licensed Firearms A review of the relevant provisions of the Firearms (NI) Order 2004.

0

Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000 -review of temporary provisions.

0

New regulations and an approved code of practice and guidance on the manufacture and storage of explosives in Northern Ireland.

1,550.17

The Police and Criminal Evidence (Amendment) (NI) Order 2006

5,755.97

Road Traffic and Driver Disqualification.

2014.58

Making Sure Crime Doesn’t Pay—Proposals for a new measure to prevent convicted criminals profiting from published accounts of their crime.

2,372.56

Consultation on Quashing Convictions.

2,245.83

The law on knives in Northern Ireland.

2,959.03

Increasing penalties for deliberate misuse of personal data.

0

Proposals to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order (NI) 1979.

2,348.87

A Protocol for community based restorative justice schemes.

310.63

Reforming the law on Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland.

2,503.30

Delivering a better service to Victims and Witnesses of Crime—A NI draft strategy.

0

Hidden Crimes, Secret Pain—A consultation paper on a proposed regional strategy.

2,316.86

Consultation on proposals for the Juvenile Justice Centre (NI) Order (Supervision) Rules (NI) 2007.

3,330

A Forum on a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland—A Consultation Paper.

0

Regulating the Private Security Industry in Northern Ireland.

0

Replacement arrangements for the Diplock Court System.

0