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Radar is an informal group among officers of the national churches and relevant agencies that exchanges views and information in order to coordinate their church's public policy work which directly impinges on the Westminster Parliament. It has been meeting on a monthly basis since 2002.
Meetings are brisk and have limited but clear aims. These are to maintain and regularly update a 'matrix' of current and draft bills, consultative documents and so on, in which any of the churches have an active interest. The matrix is an informal working document and is updated monthly. It is available on request, on the understanding that it is for internal use by the churches.
Radar members also share information, facilitate joint working to avoid duplication of resources where possible, and identify where common or different policy lines are being taken.
The responsibilities of the Chair and Secretary rotate around the group.