Questions for Written Answer: Reply Times

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

asked the Leader of the House:

On how many occasions during the past 12 months they have failed to meet the target of answering Written Questions within two weeks; and which departments have been responsible for such failures.

Photo of Baroness Amos Baroness Amos President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords (Privy Council Office)

Since 22 January 2003 to 22 January 2004, 4,980 Questions for Written Answer have been tabled. Of these, 2,767 (56 per cent) were answered within the two-week deadline.

The remaining 44 per cent fall to all departments apart from the Scotland Office and the Wales Office, who were tabled two and three Questions respectively during this period.

I continue to review all the outstanding Questions with my ministerial colleagues on a weekly basis and remind them of the importance of prompt and accurate Answers.

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