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Government consults on consultation process - 2 November 2012

A Lords committee is inviting views on the government’s proposed changes to how it carries out consultations.

The committee is inviting members of the public to share their views on the proposed new process by 30 November 2012. It wants to know what people think about:

  • Under what circumstances might it be reasonable for the government to decide not to consult on policy development;
  • When, and for how long, consultation exercises should be held;
  • How the ‘digital default’ model might impact on different groups in society; and
  • Whether this new approach to consultation will lead to improvement in the process and outcomes.

Written evidence should be emailed to, though paper copies of evidence may also be submitted.

The Consultation Guidance published in July can be read on the Cabinet Office website.