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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Bills more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 3 July (HL16472), what steps are being taken to increase the proportion of government bills published in draft and submitted for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL17091 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government is supportive of the role of pre-legislative scrutiny, and looks to take steps wherever possible to facilitate it. In the 2016-17 session, the Government published 3 draft bills. In this session we have published ten draft pieces of legislation for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or a committee of either house, these were: Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill; Draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill; Draft clause on the Personal Injury Discount Rate - subsequently included in the Civil Liability Bill; Draft Tenants Fees Bill; Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017; Draft Finance Bill; Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill; Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill; Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill; Draft Domestic Abuse Bill.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:37:03.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports (Government Responses) more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many, and which, reports from House of Lords select committees published since January 2018 have not received a substantive Government response within two months of publication. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL16471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Since 1 January 2018, there have been 25 reports which did not receive Government responses within two months of publication. There are currently five reports that have yet to receive a substantive Government response within two months of publication. These are: Brexit: The Customs Challenge (EU External Affairs Sub-Committee); Brexit: The Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (EU Committee); Measuring Inflation (Economic Affairs Committee); Beyond Brexit: How to win friends and influence people (EU Committee); and Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change (Science and Technology Committee).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:28:49.65Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:28:49.65Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Bills more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many Government Bills since May 2015 have been published in draft and referred for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House; and what proportion these constitute of all Government Bills introduced in that period. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL16472 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>Since May 2015, 13 Government Bills have been published in draft and referred for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee or committee of either House; this constitutes 14.43% of all Government Bills introduced in that period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T12:27:13.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T12:27:13.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2018; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL12758 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf. In total, 1,519,939 items of mail were received on the Parliamentary Estate in 2018. The destination of mail is not recorded but it is estimated that approximately 30 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T16:45:34.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Chairman of Committees on 25 February 2009 (HL Deb, col 89W), how many staff of the House of Lords are employed exclusively or primarily on press and public relations; and whether he has made an assessment of how this figure now compares with the number of staff employed for the same purpose by (1) the House of Commons, and (2) the Scottish Parliament. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL12086 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
star this property answer text <p>Both Houses and the Scottish Parliament organise their communications/press and public relations functions in different ways which makes it hard to compare figures directly. Consequently, the figures below simply compare the number of FTEs employed predominantly on dealing with press/media.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p><strong>House of Lords</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>House of Commons</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Scottish Parliament</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>FTEs employed on press/media</strong></p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> <br>These figures do not include staff employed by either House or the Scottish Parliament on marketing, digital communications, public information, visitor services, education and engagement all of which contribute to their work on public relations. We do not hold these figures in respect of the House of Commons and Scottish Parliament.</p><p><br>No assessment has been made of how these figures compare with each other.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-20T16:00:19.847Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what is the estimated earliest date by which both Houses of Parliament could decant the Palace of Westminster in the event of a decision so to do for the purposes of the restoration and renewal of the Palace; and what is the estimated cost to the public purse for the repair and maintenance of the Palace in the period between now and both Houses decanting. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL4602 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-23more like thismore than 2018-01-23
star this property answer text <p>Neither House has yet considered the recommendation of the Report of the Joint Committee on the Palace of Westminster (House of Lords Paper No. 41, HC 659, Session 2016–17), published in September 2016, that both Houses should leave the Palace temporarily while the essential restoration and renewal work is carried out. The future schedule for the Restoration &amp; Renewal Programme will depend largely on when both Houses take a decision on the preferred delivery option, and on what that decision is. If both Houses accept the Joint Committee’s recommendation, then it will be necessary to acquire, design and fit out temporary accommodation, and to complete the refurbishment of the House of Commons Northern Estate, before decant can take place. There will also be several years of design work, including consultation with Members of both Houses and more widely, which will be followed by a procurement phase for the works. The Joint Committee recommended the establishment, by statute, of an independent Sponsor Board and Delivery Authority to deliver the Programme. Assuming that a decision on the future direction of the Programme can be taken soon, we expect that this work could be completed in time for decant to take place in 2025.</p><p>The forecast cost of repair and maintenance of the Palace of Westminster from 2017/18 to 2021/22, the end of the current Medium Term Investment Plan period, is set out in the table below. This includes both planned preventative and reactive maintenance, and current and planned Strategic Estates projects, including a further round of mechanical and electrical engineering work intended to keep the building habitable until 2025.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>2019/20</p></td><td><p>2020/21</p></td><td><p>2021/22</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Planned preventative &amp; reactive maintenance</p></td><td><p>£10,950,421</p></td><td><p>£10,906,124</p></td><td><p>£11,044,424</p></td><td><p>£11,366,324</p></td><td><p>£10,969,424</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Current &amp; planned Strategic Estates projects</p></td><td><p>£82,423,288</p></td><td><p>£106,455,026</p></td><td><p>£98,110,475</p></td><td><p>£35,684,761</p></td><td><p>£25,058,596</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medium-term mechanical and electrical works</p></td><td><p>–</p></td><td><p>£801,903</p></td><td><p>£3,494,211</p></td><td><p>£18,301,903</p></td><td><p>£18,301,903</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£93,373,709</p></td><td><p>£118,163,052</p></td><td><p>£112,649,110</p></td><td><p>£65,352,988</p></td><td><p>£54,329,923</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Costs include VAT and optimism bias where appropriate, but no allowance has been made for inflation. There is not yet a reliable forecast for routine maintenance beyond the end of the current Medium Term Investment Plan period in 2021/22. It is possible that reactive maintenance costs may rise in future as the condition of the Palace continues to deteriorate.</p><p>It is assumed that, as the start date for the Restoration &amp; Renewal Programme approaches, wherever possible, work which can be deferred until the Programme starts will be.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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less than 2018-01-23T15:53:38.557Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-23T15:53:38.557Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Parliament: Correspondence more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2017; and of those, what proportion was received in the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL4561 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Senior Deputy Speaker has asked me, as Chairman of the Services Committee, to respond on his behalf.</p><p>In total, 1,633,770 items of mail were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2017. The Administration does not count which House each item goes to but estimates that approximately 30 per cent of these items were destined for the House of Lords. These figures do not include parcels, courier items or internal mail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Laming more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T14:57:52.39Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T14:57:52.39Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laming more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports: Government Responses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 7 November (HL2539), what consideration has been given to listing in House of Lords Business the names of Government departments that have failed to respond within two months to reports from Lords select committees and joint select committees of both houses. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL3234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The question includes a proposal which in my view is worth consideration; I am not aware of the proposal having been made previously. Accordingly, as any change to <em>House of Lords Business</em> would be a matter for the Procedure Committee, I intend to submit such a proposal for consideration at its next meeting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T14:21:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T14:21:58.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports: Government Responses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House how many reports from House of Lords Select Committees and Joint Select Committees of both Houses published between August 2010 and August 2017 did not receive Government responses within a period of two months; and how many of those reports have yet to receive a Government response. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth remove filter
star this property uin HL2539 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the work of the select committees of this House, and understands the importance of proper engagement with that work. Therefore the Government aims to respond to reports within two months of their publication. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances the relevant government department will maintain contact with the relevant select committee chairman and secretariat.</p><p>I have written to Lords ministers to reiterate the importance of providing timely responses to select committee reports. There are currently 15 government responses that have not been received by the relevant select committees within the two-month period. I am assured that ministers are working hard to ensure outstanding responses are issued as soon as possible.</p><p>Data on response times is made available by the Committee Office but has not been routinely collected for the years requested. However, as a member of the Liaison Committee, I welcome the fact that, since the 2014-15 session, government response dates have been published in the Liaison Committee’s annual reports. Links to the reports containing the information for the most recent three sessions are set out below.</p><p><strong>Session 2016-17: <a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldliaison/13/13.pdf" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldliaison/13/13.pdf<br></a></strong><strong>Session 2015-16: <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldliaisn/26/26.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldliaisn/26/26.pdf<br></a></strong><strong>Session 2014-15: <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldliaison/5/5.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldliaison/5/5.pdf</a></strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property file name 2014-15 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2015-16 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2016-17 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN HL2538 more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.787Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-25more like thismore than 2017-10-25
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports: Government Responses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to improve the timeliness and quality of Government responses to reports from House of Lords Select Committees and Joint Select Committees of both Houses. more like this
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star this property uin HL2538 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government values the work of the select committees of this House, and understands the importance of proper engagement with that work. Therefore the Government aims to respond to reports within two months of their publication. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances the relevant government department will maintain contact with the relevant select committee chairman and secretariat.</p><p>I have written to Lords ministers to reiterate the importance of providing timely responses to select committee reports. There are currently 15 government responses that have not been received by the relevant select committees within the two-month period. I am assured that ministers are working hard to ensure outstanding responses are issued as soon as possible.</p><p>Data on response times is made available by the Committee Office but has not been routinely collected for the years requested. However, as a member of the Liaison Committee, I welcome the fact that, since the 2014-15 session, government response dates have been published in the Liaison Committee’s annual reports. Links to the reports containing the information for the most recent three sessions are set out below.</p><p><strong>Session 2016-17: <a href="https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldliaison/13/13.pdf" target="_blank">https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ldselect/ldliaison/13/13.pdf<br></a></strong><strong>Session 2015-16: <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldliaisn/26/26.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201617/ldselect/ldliaisn/26/26.pdf<br></a></strong><strong>Session 2014-15: <a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldliaison/5/5.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldselect/ldliaison/5/5.pdf</a></strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property file name 2014-15 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2015-16 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2016-17 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN HL2539 more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this