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Were stakeholders consulted for their views on khat?

R Nadeswaran

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Modified 6 Aug 2019, 10:33 pm

COMMENT | Every time there is some issue with the administration, the executive and the judiciary, we are drowned with cries of the separation of powers and the claim that we follow the Westminster system. Why then are we selective in the use and implementation of the system?

One of the key constituents of the system is consulting the people before major decisions are made. Hence, there is a mechanism termed as a consultation paper. The British government and its agencies have issued over the years hundreds of Consultation Papers on issues ranging from public transport to health, and from education to university fees.

According to the UK Parliament website, a consultation paper is a policy document that is put out by the Government for public comment and feedback...

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