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Parliamentary Questions

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance published for Departments on answering parliamentary questions; and when the guidance was last updated. (106825)

The Cabinet Office “Guidance to Officials on Drafting Answers to Parliamentary Questions” was last updated in February 2005. Copies of the Guidance are available in the Library for the reference of Members.

The hon. Lady may be aware that the disproportionate cost threshold when answering parliamentary questions has increased to £700. I refer her to the statement made by my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on28 November 2006, Official Report, column 87WS.