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Questions for Written Answer

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

asked the Leader of the House:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 22 July (WA 278) concerning the answering of Parliamentary Questions, whether the discussions with ministerial colleagues have produced speedier responses. [HL5940]

I attach great importance to answering Parliamentary Questions within the 14-day deadline and I am in regular contact with my ministerial colleagues to remind them of the obligation on departments to do so. My office also liaises regularly with officials to ensure that Questions are answered in as timely a manner as possible.