As reported in the annual reports of my Department and its predecessor, and as set out in the Government summaries of responses, the following public consultations were held in each of the last three years:
In the calendar year 2005 my predecessor Department ODPM launched 57 public consultations.
In the calendar year 2006 my Department launched 34 public consultations.
In the calendar year 2007 my Department launched 48 public consultations.
Identifying how many respondents took part in each consultation could be done only at disproportionate cost. The number of responses to these consultations varies greatly. For example there were only 76 responses to our consultation on Tolerated Trespassers issued in August 2007. However, there were 55,000 responses for our consultation on Proposals for Future Unitary Structures issued in March 2007.