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Departmental Parliamentary Questions

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department’s internal guidance for officials on the drafting of answers to parliamentary questions. (250297)

Cabinet Office guidance for civil servants on drafting answers to parliamentary questions was updated on 25 November 2008. A copy of the guidance is in the Library of the House. It can also be found on the Cabinet Office website at:

The Ministry of Justice’s internal guidance for answering parliamentary questions was updated and issued on the Department’s intranet on 10 December 2008. I will send the hon. Member a copy and also arrange for it to be placed in the Libraries of the House.