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Written Questions

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the Cabinet Office guidance on answering round robin parliamentary questions. (233800)

In their response to the Third Report of Session 2003-04 from the Public Administration Select Committee, the Government made clear that while individual Departments may liaise with each other when they receive the same question, this co-ordination

“does not cut across the line of ministerial accountability which is that it is for individual Ministers to decide on the final content of an answer to a Parliamentary Question”.

The Cabinet Office provides advice to other Government Departments on this basis.