II - Consultation Arrangements
Consultation on Mobile Traders Food Hygiene National Standards
We are inviting written responses on this consultation by 19 October 2015.
Please send your response with the completed Respondent Information Form (see "Handling your response" below) to the Scottish Government's Better Regulation team:
By Mail to: Wendy McCutcheon
Sponsorship and Better Regulation
6th Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay
By Telephone: 0300 244 1210
By Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would be grateful if you would use the consultation questionnaire contained in Annex C. However, responses in any format are welcome – please clearly indicate in your response which questions or parts of the consultation paper you are responding to, as this will aid collation of the responses received.
This consultation, and all other Scottish Government consultation exercises, can be viewed online on the consultation web pages of the Scottish Government website at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/consultations.
The Scottish Government now has an email alert system for consultations http://register.scotland.gov.uk. This system allows stakeholder individuals and organisations to register and receive a weekly email containing details of all new consultations (including web links). This system complements, but in no way replaces Scottish Government distribution lists. It is designed to allow stakeholders to keep up to date with all Scottish Government consultation activity, and therefore be alerted at the earliest opportunity to those of most interest. We would encourage you to register.
Handling your response
We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please complete and return the Respondent Information Form (Annex D) which forms part of the consultation questionnaire as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.
All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. We would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public (see the attached Respondent Information Form), these will be made available on the Scottish Government consultation web pages by 16 November 2015.
What happens next?
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered, along with any other available evidence from individuals, organisations and other interested parties. We aim to issue a report on this consultation in early 2016. The report will be posted on the Scottish Government Better Regulation webpages at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/support/better-regulation.
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the Better Regulation team. We welcome your views on any of the issues covered by this paper.
Email: Wendy McCutcheon, email@example.com