Questions for Written Answer: Late Answers

House of Lords written question – answered on 29th September 2008.

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Photo of Lord Morris of Manchester Lord Morris of Manchester Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Questions for Written Answer remained unanswered, in breach of the 14-day rule, when the House of Lords rose for the Summer Recess on 22 July; how many of them related to the future of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal as a discrete and specialised jurisdiction; what proposals they have for reducing the delay in the answering of such Questions; and how they will make affected people without internet access aware of Answers provided during the Summer Recess.

Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council (Privy Council Office)

When the House of Lords rose for the Summer Recess on 22 July 2003 there were 37 Questions for Written Answer which remained unanswered and in breach of the 14-day rule. None of those Questions related to the future of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal. Publication of the Answers to Parliamentary Questions is a matter for the House authorities.

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