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Parliamentary Questions

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has issued to Government Departments in relation to the transfer to another Department of (a) written and (b) oral Parliamentary Questions to another Government Department to answer.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

Guidance on responding to Parliamentary Questions, and details of ministerial responsibilities, can be found on

As stated in the Parliamentary Questions: recent issues briefing paper published by the House of Commons Library: Ministers, via their departments, may choose to transfer the question if they think responsibility lies with another department.

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