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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many public consultations have been held by his Department since March 2007; and how many respondents took part in each consultation carried out by his Department in the last three years. (198680)

In each of the last three years the Northern Ireland Office held the following number of public consultations:

Number

2005-06

16

2006-07

20

2007-08

8

The number of responses to these consultations varies greatly ranging from no responses in the consultation “Search Code of Practice issued under POCA 2002”, to several thousand responses in the consultation on "Review of Sexual Offences".