4.1 Consultation details

Equipment, Support, and Technology for UK Defence and Security: A Consultation Paper – Part Four – Consultation

4.1.1 Topic of this Consultation

The Government is proposing that the United Kingdom should have, for the first time, a formal statement covering equipment, support, and technology in both the defence and security sectors. This Green Paper is intended to allow full public consultation on that policy. Once consultation is complete next year, we intend to publish a White Paper [...]

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4.1.2 Scope of this Consultation

The Green Paper is intended to allow the Government an opportunity to discuss a variety of issues that would be encompassed by a new approach to equipment, support, and technology for UK defence and security. This will assist in creating suitable policies and processes for specific issues which will be then published as a White [...]

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4.1.3 Expected interested parties

The consultation will focus on academia, industry, service providers, trade bodies, and trade unions involved in the defence, security, and cyber sectors. We would also value comments from commentators interested in aspects of this subject and from the general public, particularly those who are not part of regular Government engagement on these subjects. We expect [...]

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4.1.4 Geographical scope

There is no constrictive geographical location for this consultation and we welcome views from all parties. There will be at least one formal event for industry and the general public to attend to discuss their views on issues raised by the Green Paper. This will be held in London, probably in early February. We will [...]

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4.1.5 Consultation criteria

This Consultation has been conducted in accordance with the criteria in the Government’s Code of Practice on Consultation. If you wish to have access to the full version of the Code, you can obtain it at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/better-regulation/consultation-guidance The Government’s Code of Practice on Consultation sets out seven criteria for successful consultation: When to consult – [...]

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4.2.1 Duration

The consultation period starts 5 January 2011 and ends 31 March 2011 (12 weeks)

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4.2.2 How to respond

You are able to respond online at www.defenceconsultations.org.uk/ A PDF consultation document will also be available to download online at http://defenceconsultations.org.uk/Cm7989.pdf and hard copy responses should be sent to: Green Paper Responses DGDC 5.N.25 MOD Main Building Whitehall London SW1A 2HB E-mail: DGDCSecIP-Consultation@mod.uk Please contact the MOD (above) if you require information in another format, [...]

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4.2.3 After the Consultation

Responses to the wider elements of the consultation period will be summarised and considered as part of further policy development. The resulting White Paper will be published in 2011.

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4.2.4 Confidentiality disclosure

You should be aware that information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with the access to information regimes, these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. If you want the information [...]

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4.2.5 Enquires

If you feel that this consultation does not satisfy these criteria, or if you have any enquires or comments about the process, please contact: Green Paper Consultation Enquires DGDC 5.N.25 MOD Main Building Whitehall London SW1A 2HB or E-mail: DGDCSecIP-Consultation@mod.uk and start your subject as ‘Enquiry’.

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