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Written Answers — Leader of the House: Ministers: Disclosure of Information (10 Jul 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Ministerial Code is clear; when Parliament is in session the most important announcements of Government policy should be made in the first instance to Parliament. I regularly remind my colleagues of this.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Private Members' Bills (10 Jul 2014)

Andrew Lansley: I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues about legislation before the House, including Private Members' Bills.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Sinn Fein (8 Jul 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Government's view is that all Members elected to Westminster should take their seats. However, whether or not elected members choose to participate fully in the business of the House of Commons once elected is a decision for MPs themselves. While the Government is of the view that their constituents would be more fully represented if Sinn Fein MPs participated in all aspects of business...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Written Questions: Government Responses (8 Jul 2014)

Andrew Lansley: I regularly remind ministerial colleagues of their obligations to give accurate and truthful information to Parliament as set out in the Ministerial Code. The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons provides guidance to all Departments on the practice of answering parliamentary questions. The guidance advises that all parliamentary questions should be accurate, brief and clear. The full...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Official Visits (16 Jun 2014)

Andrew Lansley: In February 2013, I visited the Scottish Parliament to examine parliamentary procedures and practices. In May 2013, the Deputy Leader of the House and I undertook an overseas visit to the European institutions in Brussels. This visit provided an opportunity to consider and promote the role of national parliaments, including the House of Commons, in the processes of European legislation. In...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Written Questions: Government Responses (10 Jun 2014)

Andrew Lansley: This information is not held centrally and would be a matter for the individual Departments concerned. My office collates wider departmental performance information for ordinary and named day parliamentary questions, which I submit in relation to each Session to the Procedure Committee. Each Department is required to set out in its evidence to the Procedure Committee, any factors which have...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Standards Select Committee (28 Apr 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The House strengthened its own procedures in January 2013 by reconstituting the Committee on Standards to include lay member representation, with a specific right to submit an opinion on any report of that Committee and to have it published. I have had recent discussions with the Chair of the Committee on Standards, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and other interested parties on...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Stationery (28 Apr 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is part of the Cabinet Office. The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Electronic Government: Petitions (31 Mar 2014)

Andrew Lansley: Since the launch of the Government e-petitions site, 27 petitions have reached the 100,000 signature threshold making them eligible for consideration for debate. The topics of 22 have been the subject of debate in the House of Commons, most as a direct result of the e-petition. Seven of these debates have taken place in Westminster Hall on a Monday afternoon, in the additional time made...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Members: Employment (12 Mar 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Government have no plans to bring forward such proposals. The independent Committee on Standards in Public Life have previously recommended that MPs should remain free to have paid employment unrelated to their role as MPs, and that this is desirable in performing their role (1st Report Committee on Standards in Public Life). It is important that there is transparency about what MPs do,...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Ministers' Private Offices (26 Feb 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is part of the Cabinet Office. Information on sizes of my ministerial office and the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons is as follows: Leader of the House of Commons: 39. 1m2 Deputy Leader of the House of Commons: 43.5m2 Information on Cabinet Office staffing is already available as part of published transparency data:...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Chevening (6 Feb 2014)

Andrew Lansley: There was no cost to the public purse for repairs and maintenance of the Chevening Estate in 2012-13. Any such costs would have been met privately by the Chevening Trust, in accordance with the provisions of the Chevening Estate Act 1959.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Parliament Square (28 Jan 2014)

Andrew Lansley: I have had no such consultations with Westminster city council concerning the reduction of the highway width around Parliament Square. However, authorities in both Houses were alerted to the impending works on 20 December and 10 January by Westminster city council and its contractors. Members and other users of the parliamentary estate were informed via a news item on the parliamentary...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Bank Services (20 Jan 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is part of the Cabinet Office. All core Departments bank with the Government Banking Service (GBS). This ensures that balances held in these accounts are held within the Exchequer at the Bank of England. The GBS does not offer overdraft facilities.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Training (20 Jan 2014)

Andrew Lansley: The Office of the Leader of the House of Commons is part of the Cabinet Office. Our answer will be included in the response by the Minister for the Cabinet Office, shortly.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Electronic Government: Petitions (7 Jan 2014)

Andrew Lansley: Since the launch of the Government e-petitions site, 23 petitions have reached the 100,000 signature threshold. The topics of 19 have been the subject of debate in the House of Commons, most as a direct result of the e-petition. Three of these debates have taken place in Westminster Hall on a Monday afternoon, in the additional time made available specifically for the consideration of...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Written Questions (19 Dec 2013)

Andrew Lansley: My office collates departmental performance information for ordinary and named day parliamentary questions, which I submit in relation to each Session to the Procedure Committee. I provided data relating to the last Session to that Committee in July which is available on the parliamentary website.

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Human Rights: Children (18 Dec 2013)

Andrew Lansley: Parliamentary Counsel draft legislation on instructions from departmental lawyers. The Office of Parliamentary Counsel believes it is important for its drafters to have a sound knowledge of human rights law, both with regard to children and more generally. Drafters are supported in this by, amongst other things, a variety of training opportunities and knowledge-sharing arrangements. A...

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Ministers (17 Dec 2013)

Andrew Lansley: Information about ministerial salaries is in the public domain in the Ministerial and other Salaries Act 1975 (Amendment) Order 2011. This is available at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2011/9780111509258/sched ule/1

Written Answers — Leader of the House: Written Questions (3 Dec 2013)

Andrew Lansley: The Government is working, closely with authorities in the House of Commons on the development of a new questions and answers system which will enable both Houses of Parliament and all answering bodies to distribute questions for written answer and their associated answers securely and electronically to Members and straight to web publication on Parliament's website. The project will reduce...


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