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Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 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 of 28 November on rights and responsibilities and a written constitution. (303991)

The deliberative event on 28 November 2009, which is one of a series designed to support qualitative research, was attended by the following persons:

(a) One Minister—The right hon. Michael Wills MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Justice.

(b) Five officials from the Ministry of Justice.

(c) No representatives from local authorities.

(d) (i) 110 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 28 November.