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green paper

(in Britain) a command paper containing policy proposals to be discussed, esp by Parliament
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However, in a green paper on legal aid reform published in November 2010, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposed that this was removed.
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.
Indeed, research by members of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University (3) has shown that many of the criticisms made in both Green Papers are well substantiated and that much improvement is necessary.
"White papers" relate to open council discussions and "green papers" are exempt from public scrutiny.