In a blandly titled statement – High Speed Rail: Phase 1 Consultation Update – published on Tuesday, the Government were forced to admit they forgot to include some consultation responses. The statement is on the Dft website here and in Hansard here.
The error came to light after the Government published the consultation responses online at the end of May.
Most of the responses that were missed had been emailed to the Department, and the Dft says they had been “unintentionally not forwarded to Dialogue by Design for analysis.”
But the missing 413 responses didn’t actually matter, says Greening, because they wouldn’t have made her change her decision.
Greening said that all the affected respondents would be contacted.
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