Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In the UK) a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to provoke discussion.
- The Green Paper was published as a European Commission report revealed the British and Irish governments spend less on pensions than any other EU country.
- Members of CPRE Warwickshire were alarmed when the Government published its Green Paper on planning two years ago, describing it as no less than a thinly veiled come on to developers.
- The proposals in the Green Paper will go out for consultation before forming the basis for the renewal of the BBC's charter in 2007.
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