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Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times his Department has consulted (a) formally and (b) informally on end-of-life decision-making since June 2008; which stakeholders have made representations to his Department on such matters during this period; if he will place in the Library a copy of each such representation; and if he will make a statement. (242688)

The Department has conducted no consultation on end of life decision making since June 2008 and has had 124 letters and emails from professionals, the public and organisations since June 2008 on end-of- life issues expressing a wide range of views and opinions.