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Questions relating to the Drug Strategy.

Details on the organisations and individuals who participated in the Drug Strategy. We released the following information on 10 March 2011 …

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Details on the organisations and individuals who participated in the Drug Strategy.

We released the following information on 10 March 2011

1. The names of the organisations who were approached to provide input and also, of those, any who subsequently declined to comment?

2. The names of any additional organisations who had not been approached but contributed comments?

The Home Office co-ordinated the development of the Drug Strategy on behalf of themselves and the other Government departments.

A diverse range of channels were used so whilst some individual organisations were directly approached, for example through the Voluntary and Community Service Forum and the Diversity Forum, the approach taken was a wider one that would reach the maximum coverage of our stakeholders.  

The Home Office and other government departments identified the appropriate channels available to publicise the consultation for the strategy and each department was responsible for taking the lead in promoting the consultation via the identified channels.

3. How many members of the public, unconnected with any organisation, added comments?

Whilst respondents to the consultation were able to identify their organisation and their occupation, this was not compulsory. However, at least 28 of those respondents who did supply this were individuals who did not identify themselves as connected with any organisation.

4. Which organisation/s were used to help devise the consultation, evaluate the responses and propose the strategy?

The consultation was devised, evaluated and proposed by the Home Office and other Government Departments.

Date: Thu Mar 17 14:40:03 GMT 2011

In response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 about questions relating to the Drug Strategy and the responses published.