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Questions for Written Answer: Guidance to Civil Servants

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer Spokesperson in the Lords, Home Affairs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the most recent guidance that has been issued to civil servants by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the drafting of Answers to Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

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.

We have internal guidance in place on Lords Written Questions that was last updated on 11 April 2007.

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