§ Sandra Gidley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which women"s organisations have been consulted over proposed legislation by her Department during the(a) 2000–01 and (b) 2001–02 parliamentary sessions; and if their responses have been published. 
§ Ruth Kelly
[holding answer 14 March 2002]: As is normal in the run-up to the Budget, the Government have received a number of representations from a variety of organisations. The Government"s consultations generate a large number of representations. We are grateful to the many organisations that have taken the trouble to let us know their views. These ideas feed into the reforms that the Government have made to the tax system since 1997.