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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 Scotland Office on the drafting of Answers to Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords.

Photo of Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Lord Davidson of Glen Clova Advocate General for Scotland, Law Officers' Department, The Advocate-General for Scotland

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

Internal departmental guidance is provided orally when required and the departmental written guidance is currently being updated.

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