Examination of Witnesses (Questions 140-142)
LORD FALCONER OF THOROTON, QC, MS SALLY KEEBLE, MS JOYCE BRIDGES AND MR PETER MATTHEW
TUESDAY 21 MAY 2002
140. No. The cross-cutting review has talked about a public space strategy and I wanted to know where this strategy was going, whether it was going to find its way into a White Paper or into the dustbin.
(Lord Falconer of Thoroton) We are going to publish it in the autumn.
141. As a White Paper?
(Lord Falconer of Thoroton) I think we will publish it as a strategy.
142. Can you explain to me the difference between a strategy and a White Paper?
(Lord Falconer of Thoroton) We had this discussion before, did we not, on the planning? This will be the government's public realm strategy. It will set out the policies that the government intend to adopt in relation to promoting good public space. What is the difference between publishing your strategy in a White Paper and publishing your strategy as a strategy? I am unable to assist you in relation to the distinction but the critical thing is that we are going to produce a strategy.
Chairman: On that note, can I thank you very much for your evidence?