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Written Questions

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Leader of the House if she will take steps to ensure that all written questions due for answer on a named day before dissolution of Parliament receive a substantive answer. (320112)

The clear expectation, as set out in the Guide to Parliamentary Work published by my office, is that Departments should ensure that Members receive a substantive response to their named day question on the date specified. However, it may not be possible for questions which are tabled for answer after the last sitting day of the Session to receive a reply.

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