Parliamentary Questions

Leader of the House written question – answered on 26th January 2005.

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Photo of Paul Holmes Paul Holmes Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions), Work & Pensions, People With Disabilities, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities

To ask the Leader of the House from which Government agencies letters in response to parliamentary questions are (a) published in Hansard and (b) placed in the Library; and what criteria are applied in deciding which answering mechanism should be used.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain Chair, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee, The Secretary of State for Wales, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal

All letters from Government Agencies in response to parliamentary questions should be sent to the Official Report for printing, unless they contain personal or confidential information. If the letter is longer than the Official Report would normally publish (a maximum of four A4 pages in length in material received), notification will be printed that the response is available in the Library of the House. The response will be available to Members in the Library and on application to the House of Commons Information Office.

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