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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many public consultations were held by her Department in each of the last three years; and how many respondents took part in each consultation. (198634)

The Department undertook the following number of consultations in each of the last three years:

Number

2007

58

2006

42

2005

50

The number of respondents to these consultations varies greatly, from two in the case of our consultation on the “Report on Channel Tunnel Order 2007 to transpose Railway Safety Directive for the UK” to about 70,000 on the “Adding capacity at Heathrow airport—Consultation document” and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Government responses to each consultation, including how many respondents took part in each one, are available on the Department's website at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/closed/