(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:
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.
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.