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Public Consultation

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list all consultations initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies since 1 January 2008, including the dates given for responses and the intended dates for report. (256036)

[holding answer 23 February 2009]: A total of 86 consultations were carried out by DEFRA since 1 January 2008. Records are held on the start and end dates of consultations, but not the intended dates for reports (see following table). DEFRA does not co-ordinate consultations for its executive agencies, therefore information on these consultations is not held.

A full list is held on the Department's website:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/default.asp

Start date

End date

Consultation title

9 January 2008

17 January and 29 February 2008 —two dates

Consultation on proposal of 2 per cent. milk quotas

14 January

31 March 2008

Consultation on national listing and plant breeders' Right fees

7 February

30 April 2008

Consultation on surface water management

7 February

30 April 2008

Consultation on guidance to Ofwat

7 February

30 April 2008

Consultation on phosphates in detergents—laundry

17 January

8 April

Consultation on mining waste directive (CLG-led)

21 January

14 April

Consultation on sustainable products (market transformation programme website)

4 February

6 May 2008

Consultation on charging for CITES licences

30 January 2008

29 April 2008

Consultation on the future of the aggregates levy sustainability fund April 2008 to March 2011

25 February

19 May 2008

Consultation on river basin planning (volume)

27 February 2008

19 May 2008

Consultation on the transposition of Council Directive 2006/117/Euratom

29 February 2008

23 May 2008

Consultation on implementation of fruit and vegetable reforms

29 February 2008

27 May 2008

Consultation on environmental liability directive: 2nd consultation

7 March 2008

4 April

Consultation on European Fisheries Fund: UK operational programme (1st phase)

7 March 2008

18 April

Consultation on Fal and Helford

March 2008

30 May

Consultation on statutory notification requirements for potatoes introduced into England and Wales from other EU member states

17 March 2008

9 June

Consultation on joint waste authorities

18 March 2008

29 April

Consultation on Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007; Directive 2004/12/EC (amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste)

20 March

25 April

Consultation on the remaking of the drinking milk regulations

31 March

23 June

Consultation on soil strategy for England

3 April

26 June

Consultation on TSE Regulations 2007

3 April

26 June

Consultation draft Marine Bill

8 April

29 August

Consultation on the strategy of health of honey bees

2 May

27 June

Consultation on European Fisheries Fund: UK operational programme (2nd phase)

7 May

30 July

Consultation on the EU Commission's proposals to amend the EU ETS from 2013

9 May

23 May

Consultation on the remaking of Eggs and Chicks (England) Regulations 2008

14 May

6 August

Consultation on draft AQEG report: Ozone in the United Kingdom

14 May

6 August

Consultation on EPAQS report: guidelines for metals and metalloids in ambient air for the protection of human health

14 May

6 August

Consultation on EPAQS report: Addendum to guidelines for halogen and hydrogen halides in ambient air for protecting human health against acute irritancy effects

28 May

20 August

Consultation on groundwater regulations

29 May

25 July

Consultation on the European Commission's proposed directive on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (recast)—intensive livestock

29 May

25 July

Consultation on the European Commission's proposed directive on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control) (recast)

29 May

25 July

Consultation on the European Commission's proposed directive on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)(recast) - combustion plants

2 June

25 August

Consultation on REACH enforcement

2 June

22 August

Consultation on Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976—reform order

6 June

31 July

Consultation on the European Commission's proposed directive on industrial emissions (integrated pollution prevention and control)(recast) - emissions

9 June

1 September

Consultation on CAP health checks

13 June

25 July

Consultation on Wine SI 2008

16 June

11 August

Consultation on Sector Guidance Note SG8: Rendering

13 June

17 September

A second consultation on the controls on the handling, transfer and transport of waste

12 June

12 September

Consultation on White Paper—Radioactive waste—to be published on homepages

18 June

30 September

Consultation on revised UK strategy for radioactive waste discharge limits 2006-2030

23 June

17 October

Consultation on revised membership arrangements for Northumberland National Park Authority

June 2008

22 September

Consultation on wildlife management strategy

30 June

30 September

Consultation on ‘Our Seas—a shared resource’

1 July

17 October

Consultation on the Beef and Veal Labelling Regulations 2008 (England)

4 July

26 September

Consultation on air quality guidance

11 July

3 October

Consultation on f gases and ozone

15 July

10 October

Consultation on Phytopthora ramorem and Phytophthora kernoviae

21 July

10 October

Consultation on DEFRA's contingency plan

21 July

20 October

Consultation on gangmasters licensing (exclusions) regulations

25 July

17 October

Consultation on changes to the Local Government Act 1972 to allow local authorities in England to work together on animal health

28 July

20 October

Consultation on a code of practice for the sustainable use of soils on construction sites

28 July

28 November

Consultation on direct elections to National Park authorities

30 July

31 October

Consultation on flood resilience

30 July

31 October

Consultation on flooding, coastal erosion management

31 July 2008

23 October

Consultation on review of waste exemptions

5 August 2008

28 October

Consultation on plans to meet EU air quality limit values

8 August 2008

3 October

Consultation on the English inshore fleet—looking to the future

11 August

3 November

Consultation on private water supplies

4 September

28 November

Consultation on aviation action plans

5 September

28 November

Consultation on VMD

8 September

28 November

Consultation on common land councils

15 September

14 November

Consultation on Recycling Service guidance

23 September

15 December

Consultation on NCP broiler flocks regulations

26 September

19 December

Consultation on LA environmental regulation of industrial plant 2009/10 fees and charges

30 September

23 December

Consultation on the conservation varieties

16 October

19 December

Consultation on direction to the EA on classification of water bodies

October 2008

19 January

Consultation on carbon accounting regulation's

October 2008

3 December

Consultation on proposed changes to BSE Testing

4 November

31 December

Consultation on code of practice on cat, dog and equine

4 November 2008

6 February

Consultation on revision of our swine vesicular disease legislation

7 November

30 January

Consultation on the code of practice for animal feeds

10 November

2 February

Consultation on the equine ID

13 November 2008

6 February

Consultation on animal by products regulations

13 November 2008

6 February

Consultation on hazardous waste regulations

14 November

6 February

Consultation on the Better Regulation review and six-year review

18 November

10 February

Consultation on school milk

27 November

19 February

Consultation on marine works (amendment to regulations)

17 December

20 March

Consultation on the rules of court for the water and sewerage special administration regime

17 December

27 March

Consultation on national flood emergency framework

22 December

31 March 2009

Consultation on water protection zones

6 January

31 March

Consultation on handling LA's powers to regulate paint supplies

16 January

10 April

Consultation on regulations to allow the free passage offish in inland waters

20 January

27 March

Consultation on allocating increased milk quota

26 January

20 April

Consultation to protect the welfare of chicken meat

27 January

20 April

Consultation on air quality directive extension

27 January

20 April

Consultation on the welfare of animals at killing