This paper comprises a summary of consultation responses to the draft programme published in Command paper Cm. 7372 (May 2008, ISBN 9780101737227) as amended by Command paper Cm. 7411 (ISBN 9780101741125) and a response in the form of the changes that have been made to the programme that was announced in the Queen’s speech on 3 December 2008 (Unnumbered command paper, ISBN 9780101563123).
This Command Paper was laid before Parliament by a Government Minister by Command of Her Majesty. Command Papers are considered by the Government to be of interest to Parliament but are not required to be presented by legislation.