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 Her Majesty's Treasury on the drafting of Answers to Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords.

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The Treasury's intranet site contains guidance which was issued in January 2007. Additionally, officials' attention is drawn to the guidance promulgated in February 2005 by the Cabinet Office on drafting Answers to Parliamentary Questions and they are also asked to submit draft replies which will enable the Minister to answer within the timeframe set by the House.

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