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Departmental Public Consultation

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many members of the public took part in his Department's online discussion on greater citizen engagement; (252818)

(2) how many members of the public responded to his Department's consultation on a framework for greater citizen engagement;

(3) what the cost was of the consultation on a framework for greater citizen engagement.

A summary of responses to the discussion paper: “A National Framework for Greater Citizen Engagement” was published on the Ministry of Justice website on 8 January 2009.

27 written responses were received from engagement organisations and consultants, voluntary and community organisations, academics, local authorities and individuals. 22 people contributed to the online discussion. The summary report can be found at:

http://governance.justice.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/summary-of-responses-report.pdf

The framework was one of the topics for discussion at the five ‘townhall’ events on the wider governance Britain programme. The total cost of these events was £3,929.42.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the results of his Department's consultation on bail and murder. (252830)

The Government response to the Bail and Murder Consultation was published on the Ministry of Justice website on 2 February 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will publish the results of his Department’s consultation on designation of additional public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (252847)

The public consultation on section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act concluded on 1 February 2008. The Government will publish their response to the section 5 public consultation by the summer.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the results of his Department’s consultation on Titan prisons. (252946)

The Government plan to publish its response to the consultation before the end of the current financial year.