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Involving stakeholders in developing policy is fundamental to making sure government departments are creating effective and efficient policies. One of the main ways of involving stakeholders is via consultation.

Consultation aims to seek answers to questions on particular policies - making sure relevant stakeholders have been informed of proposals and have had the opportunity to contribute to the development of policy. This can be done through meetings, letters, a formal written consultation, or a combination of methods.

Current Formal Written Consultations:

Consultation title Issued Deadline
Regime for special water and sewerage infrastructure projects in England
22 February 2011 17 May 2011
Changes to contaminated land regime under part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990
21 December 2010 15 March 2011
Reducing the horticultural use of peat in England 17 December 2010 11 March 2011

Other consultations

Consultation title Issued Deadline
The plant protection products regulations 1 March 2011 12 April 2011
Disposal of the assets of the residuary milk marketing board 1 March 2011 12 April 2011

Closed consultations

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