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Departmental Parliamentary Questions

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 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. (250295)

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:

www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/civil service/pq_guidance.aspx

BERRs internal guidance for officials answering parliamentary questions is updated regularly and issued on the Department’s intranet. I will send the hon. Member a copy and also arrange for it to be placed in the Libraries of the House.