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Departmental Public Participation

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose, (ii) cost, (iii) private contractor and (iv) amount paid to the private contractor was in each case. (221340)

The Department engages with the public and its stakeholders on a wide range of subjects in a variety of ways. The Department is committed to further improve its engagement with its stakeholders and with transport users. In this engagement activity, sometimes private sector contractors are used and sometimes not.

Because of the wide range of engagement carried out by the Department and its agencies, this information is not held centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will list (a) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27 June 2007. (221366)

Details of the consultations and reviews initiated by the Department for Transport since 27 June 2007 have been placed in the Libraries of the House.