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Weekly Information Bulletin: 16th May 2009

White Papers and Green Papers
received since last Bulletin

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. Some White Papers may invite comments.

GREEN PAPERS set out for discussion, proposals which are still at a formative stage.

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. External links provided in this section are correct as at the time of going to press, however they are not updated after that date.

White Papers


Green Papers


Regulatory Impact Assessments received since the last Bulletin

Date Title Contact

Other Papers

Home Office: Consultation on EU proposals for a new directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, ISBN: 1847269065,

Home Office: Keeping the Right People on the DNA Database, Science and Public Protection, ISBN: 184 7299119,

Home Office: SAFE.SENSIBLE.SOCIAL. Selling Alcohol Responsibly: A Consultation on the New Code of Practice for Alcohol Retailers, ISBN: 184 7268884,

Low Pay Commission: National Minimum Wage, Low Pay Commission Report, Cm 7611, ISBN: 010 1761123, £42.55,

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