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Questions for Written Answer: Unanswered Questions

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 25 March 2009


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To ask the Leader of the House further to her Written Answer on 4 March (WA 169–70), what were the constraints which delayed the Answer to Lord Corbett of Castle Vale's Question of 3 December 2008 until 3 March, and that of Lord Hylton of 8 December 2008 until 11 February. [HL2093]

I am not aware of the precise circumstances which caused the delays referred to, but have made it very clear to departments that I regard such delays as wholly unacceptable. I will continue to monitor performance closely and to take vigorous action with departments who fail to answer Written Questions within prescribed timescales.