Questions for Written Answer: Guidance to Civil Servants

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the most recent guidance that has been issued to civil servants by the Cabinet Office on the drafting of Answers to Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords.

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Cabinet Office guidance for civil servants on drafting Answers to Parliamentary Questions was published in February 2005. A copy of the guidance is in the Library of the House. It can also be found on the Cabinet Office website at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/propriety_and_ethics/civil_service/pq_quidance.aspx.

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