Government-commissioned Research - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:16 pm on 28th June 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Hollis of Heigham Baroness Hollis of Heigham Labour 3:16 pm, 28th June 2017

My Lords, we all know of circumstances in which government research has been published after the relevant debate in this House. We all know that government research has been published in the long vacations or vacations where there is no access to it or ability to scrutinise it or interrogate Ministers about it. In other words, delay is effectively suppression in too many fields. Will the Minister please take seriously the very real and pertinent points made by the noble Baroness, Lady O’Neill, in order to help the House of Lords in its primary function, which is scrutiny?