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Departmental Public Consultation

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost of (a) on and (b) off-line electronic consultation by his Department; whether he has plans to increase his Department's use of new media technologies to undertake consultations; and if he will make a statement. (315089)

All the Department's consultations are available online, with paper and Braille copies made available upon request. To date, no assessment of the overall costs of electronic consultations has taken place. The Department considers a range of media channels when engaging with people on a case by case basis and will continue to utilise new media channels to consult where appropriate.