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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Privy Council – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 22nd October 2002.

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Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office), Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 2:30 pm, 22nd October 2002

I shall certainly take away my hon. Friend's suggestion, but I ask him to acknowledge that the Government have made significant improvements in the way that the system operates. As he himself says, Members are still free to write letters to Ministers during the recess, and it is expected that those Ministers will reply within 15 working days.