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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many public consultations were held by his Department in each of the last three years; and how many respondents took part in each consultation. (198640)

The Department for International Development (DFID) is committed to consulting effectively with the public and interested groups. DFID guidance on how to consult is based on the Cabinet Office's Code of Practice on Consultation. Public consultations are administered independently by the consulting policy or country team, using this departmental guidance. There is therefore no central record of the number held for the last three years, or of the number of respondents to each, and so it would be of disproportionate cost to provide these details.