The Ministry of Justice has consulted with the Police, the Ministry of Social Development, including Child, Youth and Family, and the Ministry of Education in developing the proposals around education in schools and Fresh Start.  The Department of Corrections has been consulted on the impact of the changes in the penalty for possession of an offensive weapon.  The Retailers Association and the Police have been involved in preliminary discussions around the development of a voluntary accord.  The Treasury have been consulted and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have been informed.