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Governance of Britain

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) representatives of local government, (d) invited members of the public and (e) other members of the public attended each Governance of Britain event. (252846)

The five “Governance of Britain” ‘townhall’ events held in summer 2008, were designed to engage active members of the local community in the Government’s constitutional renewal agenda with an aim of encouraging them to take the debate out to their community groups and organisations. The events were hosted by myself as Minister of State for Justice and were supported by Ministry of Justice officials who acted as facilitators and note takers. The information required for each event is set out in the following table.

2008

Bristol: 30 June

Nottingham: 9 July

Newcastle: 14 July

Brighton: 17 July

London: 22 July

(a)

1

1

1

1

1

(b)

5

5

5

5

5

(c)

11

10

7

2

2

(d)

25

27

16

25

27

(e)

0

0

0

0

0