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British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) representatives of local authorities and (d) (i) invited and (ii) non-invited members of the public attended the deliberative event on the British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities and a written constitution held on 21 November 2009. (303262)

The deliberative event on 21 November 2009, which is one of a series designed to support qualitative research, was attended by the following persons:

(a) One Minister—Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Assistant Regional Minister for the North East of England (in place of the right hon. Nick Brown, the Regional Minster)

(b) Four officials from the Ministry of Justice.

(c) No representatives from local authorities.

(d) (i) 115 invited members of the general public.

(d) (ii) The deliberative events were open only to those who were invited to constitute a broadly representative sample of the population as a whole. It follows that no non-invited members of the general public attended the event on 21 November.