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Draft Legislative Programme 2009-10

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

On Monday 29 June, the Prime Minister announced the Government’s plans for “Building Britain’s Future”. The consultation on the Government’s Draft Legislative Programme for the 2009-10 session is a central element of those plans.

As I said in my written statement of the 29 June 2009, Official Report, column 4WS, this is the third year that the Government have published their legislative programme in draft for consultation in advance of the Queen’s Speech. This provides an opportunity for both the public and Parliament to see how the Draft Legislative Programme forms part of the action the Government are taking to build a more prosperous, stronger and fairer Britain and to invite comments on that programme.

I would like to thank those who have already contributed to the consultation, and in doing so helped to shape the programme for the final session of this Parliament.

The consultation closes on 21 September so there is still time to contribute. Further information about the programme is available on the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons website (www.commonsleader. gov.uk). For those who wish to contribute please email: dlp@commonsleader.x.gsi.gov.uk or send responses to:

Freepost RSCA-KKCU-ELTJ

Legislation Committee Secretariat

70 Whitehall

London, SW1A 2AS.

I will publish a summary of consultation comments, and the Government’s response, on Wednesday 18 November alongside the Queen’s Speech which will set out the final programme.