§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the clarity of the language used in his departmental publications.
§ Mr. Gummer
Clarity of language and accuracy have the highest priority in the production of publications intended for wide use. From time to time, market research is used to test drafts of publications and also to test the effectiveness of the final product.
In 1992, the Department was awarded the Plain English Campaign's crystal mark. This was for the council tenants charter.