Work Plan (subject to change)

The Inquiry will offer several different methods for people to contribute evidence:

  • An online survey

  • A publicised call for written evidence

  • An opportunity for telephone interviews and focus groups will be arranged if possible

  • An inquiry event to be organised during or at the end of the inquiry

April – May 2012

  • Press launch with launch of website

  • Opening of Inquiry:

    • Online survey

    • Focus groups and telephone interviews where possible

    • Written submissions of evidence

June – August 2012

  • Evidence collected together and assembled in a dossier

  • Independent panel consider evidence and invite further evidence as necessary

  • Independent panel helped by co-ordinating committee consult together

  • Report compiled with conclusions and recommendations

September / October 2012

  • Launch of report