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Treasury responds to the public’s view on the Programme for Government

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Government Departments have responded to comments made by the public on the Coalition’s Programme for Government.

Government Departments have responded to comments made by the public on the Coalition’s Programme for Government.

Over 9,500 comments were published, showing a commitment by members the public - from all political persuasions and all walks of life - to shape the debate on the country’s future.

There were lively and informed debates on subjects as diverse as food labelling, the structure of local government and community energy projects.

Departments have now published responses to the comments for each section, explaining the Government’s position on the most popular subjects and setting out the next steps in realising the Programme’s vision.

In a video message Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said:

The response has been fantastic and I’m pleased to see people have really engaged with this process

I hope people will see that this is different, it’s a permanent change to the way we run government, and that it is worthwhile engaging in this kind of process in the future. It’s important for us in government to remember we don’t have all the answers.