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Weekly Information Bulletin: 7th November 1998


WHITE PAPERS are issued by the Government as statements of policy, and often set out proposals for legislative changes, which may be debated before a Bill is introduced. Government responses to Select Committee reports, which are occasionally regarded as White Papers, are omitted from this section but may be found within the Select Committee Publications section. Some White Papers may invite comments.

GREEN PAPERS set out for discussion, proposals which are still at a formative stage. All CONSULTATIVE and DISCUSSION documents which reach the House of Commons Information Office are included in this section. Inclusion in the Bulletin is for record purposes.

Not all discussion papers are published and put on general release: some are sent only to a predetermined list of consultees. This is a matter solely for the Department concerned.

Papers to which an ISBN and price are appended are normally available through the Stationery Office. For others, application should be made to the department concerned.


5.11Defence Diversification: Getting the most out of defence technology
Proposals for a Defence Diversification Agency Cm 4088 TSO ISBN 010140882X £2.30
5.11The Government's Response to the Children's Safeguard Review Cm 4105 TSO ISBN 0101410522 £14.50


2.11AIRPORTS - Changes to the Economic Regulation of Airports: Harmonising the regulatory system for airports with utility regulation Copies from Jessica Matthew, Airports Policy Division, 2/24 Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR Tel: 0171 890 3197 Fax: 0171 676 2191
Comments by 11 December 1998
4.11BUDGET: Pre-Budget Report: Steering a stable course for lasting prosperity
Cm 4076 TSO ISBN 0101407629 £25.00
2.10COMMUNITY CARE (SCOTLAND): Modernising Community Care - An Action Plan Copies from The Scottish Office, Social Work Services Group, James Craig Walk, Edinburgh EH1 3BA Tel: 0131 244 5452
Comments by 31 January 1999
4.11COMPANY LAW: Shareholder Remedies - A Consultative Document Copies from Robert Ellis, DTI
Tel: 0171 215 0409 Comments by 26 February 1999
30.10ELECTRICITY: Consultation on Regulatory Accounts Copies from OFFER, Tel: 0121 456 6377
Comments by 18 December 1998
2.11ENVIRONMENT: Consumer Products and the Environment - A Consultation Paper Copies from DETR, Zone 6/D11, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 0DE Tel: 0171 890 6575
Website: http://www.environment.detr.gov.uk/consult/consumerprod/index.htm
Comments by 23 December 1998
4.11FAMILIES: Supporting Families: A Consultation Document Copies from TSO £5.00
Website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk Comments by 31 January 1999
2.11TELEVISION: Consultation on proposed revision to the Statutory Digital Terrestrial Programme Service Points System Copies from Sean Coster, Tel: 0172 116 541
Website: http://www.culture.gov.uk Comments by 11 November 1998
3.11VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY: Consultation on reform of Vehicle Excise Duty to ensure a cleaner environment
Copies from HM Treasury, Public Enquiry Unit Tel: 0171 270 4558
Website: http://www.hm.treasury.gov.uk Comments by 31 January 1999




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Prepared 7 November 1998