This consultation exercise, aimed at those with an interest in how the Government currently consults, forms the centre-piece of a review of consultation policy. It follows discussions within Government and with a number of external organisations with regard to how consultation exercises can be improved. This consultation exercise is intended to seek evidence on this topic from a wider range of stakeholders to help in the design of an updated consultation policy which will lead to better consultation practices across Government. Issues including awareness-raising, Government responses to consultations and consultation fatigue are also addressed. In the second part of this consultation document three options for consultation policy are presented. These options have been designed to address, to varying degrees, some of the issues addressed in the first part of the document. They are intended to stimulate discussion and should not be regarded as an exhaustive list.