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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) written consultations, (b) consultation roadshows and (c) stakeholder focus groups in each of the last three years. (205840)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The expenditure on written consultations in each of the last three years is as follows:

2005-06

The 1954 Hague convention on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and its two protocols of 1954 and 1999

The BBC Charter Review Green Paper—A strong BBC, independent of Government

Consultation paper on a cultural test for British Films

National lottery shares 2009 consultation

Review of the Marine Historic Environment Working Groups

Total cost: £38,610

2006-07

Welcome Legacy: A Tourism Strategy for the 2012 Games—a consultation

Understanding the Future: Priorities for England's Museums

Heritage Protection for the 21st Century—White Paper

Review of the Marine Historic Environment Working Groups

Total cost: £54,579

2007-08

All consultations web-based

Cost: £ zero spend

(b) No consultation roadshows have been held in the last three years.

(c) The spend on stakeholder focus groups in each of the last three years is as follows:

2005-06

BBC Charter Review: Focus on the BBC Trust and the enforcement and collection of the licence fee

Attitudes towards allocation of lottery funds to arts and film, heritage and sport

Heritage Protection Review seminars

Total cost: £94,279

2006-07

Cost : £ zero spend

2007-08

Cost: £ zero spend

2007-08

Cost: £ zero spend