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a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion

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In addition to the green paper on legal aid reform, the MoJ has published a green paper covering some of Lord Justice Jackson's proposals, chiefly those relating to CFAs and one-way costs shifting.
A month after Stephen Byers, on behalf of Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR), issued the Green Paper, Planning: Delivering a Fundamental Change (1) at the end of 2001, Sue Essex, Minister for Environment in Wales, issued Wales's own consultation paper, Planning: Delivering for Wales (2) on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government.
Whereas the DTLR Green Paper is almost wholly condemning of the planning system as it stands, for example in para.
The DTLR Green Paper proposes the abolition of the whole of the present series of statutory development plans--structure plans, local plans, and unitary development plans--and their replacement by a new single level of plan.
Is this perhaps what is referred to in the Wales Green Paper as a `proposals map'?
The Wales Green Paper here has the edge in condemning this time-wasting practice.