Identify and briefly discuss at least two key differences between a Green paper and a White paper
A Green paper sets out proposals which are still in the formative stage for consultation or discussion. A White paper sets out proposals for legislative changes, which may be debated before a Bill is introduced.
A Green paper is a tentative government report that contains suggestions and is set for open-ended discussion and contribution of ideas from both inside and outside parliament. A White paper is an official government report that is issued as a statement of policy used as a vehicle for development of proposals into law.
A Green paper precedes a White Paper.