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star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
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Leader of the House of Lords 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 Statutory Instruments: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 whether statutory instruments before the House for approval following consideration in Grand Committee are debatable; whether there is any time limit on such debates; and what steps she intends to take to inform Ministers of the position. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL6608 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Approval motions for affirmative instruments - whether they have previously been considered in a Grand Committee or not - are debatable and not normally time-limited.</p><p><br>Standing Order 28 sets out that debate on such motions, as with all other motions, must be relevant to the question before the House.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T11:17:06.547Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:17:06.547Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-10more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Written Questions 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 whether the failure on 10 January of the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice to answer Questions for Written Answer which had been tabled in November 2016 was in part due to those departments not being fully staffed to normal levels in the days following the bank holiday on 2 January. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL4521 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-01-23more like thismore than 2017-01-23
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House I take very seriously the responsibility incumbent on all Ministers to provide full, timely and comprehensible answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs). My office immediately approaches departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remains in contact with them until the questions are answered.</p><p>I am informed that due to ongoing technical problems with software used by the Home Office for processing answers to QWAs, the usual clearance process has experienced delays since October which have caused a backlog. I have been assured that steps have now been taken to safeguard against the problem reoccurring.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice recognise recent reductions in performance with regard to QWA responses, which I am informed is due to a reduction in resources​ ​as ​a result of process and system changes. The Department has assured me that they have taken steps to rectify this, including making further process improvements.</p><p>I have written to the Secretaries of State for both Departments to stress the importance of providing full and timely responses to QWAs and have written to my front bench team to reiterate the House’s expectations in the light of recent performance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-01-23T15:09:22.54Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-23T15:09:22.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 Department for Communities and Local Government: Written Questions 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 explanation, if any, she has received from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government as to why six questions for written answer tabled on or before 19 July had not been answered by 6 September; and when she expects those questions to be answered. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL1446 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House I take very seriously the responsibility incumbent on all Ministers to provide full, timely and comprehensible answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In this instance I am informed by the Department that delays to five of these late responses were as a result of administrative errors. I have been advised that these issues have now been identified and resolved. I have been reassured that the Secretary of State takes this seriously and that he has made clear to officials that it is essential it does not happen again. The members concerned were contacted by the Department to apologise for the delay and these questions have now been answered.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>With regard to question number HL1066 from Lord Pearson of Rannoch, this remained unanswered by 6 September due to an error with IT systems maintained by the House which meant that it was not allocated to the correct department. The technical issue which was causing problems with transfers and amendments has now been resolved and the question has now been answered.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to QWAs.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-09-14T11:14:28.06Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-14T11:14:28.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-26more like thismore than 2017-01-26
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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 Ministry of Justice: Written Questions 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 23 January (HL4521), whether the shortage of resources within the Ministry of Justice will be resolved in time for the outstanding Question for Written Answer tabled on 16 November (HL3278) to be answered before the end of February. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL5030 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>As detailed in my previous answer (HL4521), I have recently written to Lord Keen of Elie QC and the Secretary of State for Justice to make clear the House’s expectations with regards to Questions for Written Answer. I am informed that the Ministry of Justice has taken steps to rectify the issue, including making further process improvements, for example reducing the internal deadlines to allow more time for clearance. Lord Keen of Elie QC has also had discussions with senior officials within the Department about its recent performance. The Ministry of Justice has now cleared all overdue Questions for Written Answer, including HL3278, which was answered on 30 January 2017.</p><p>My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to Questions for Written Answer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T17:44:21.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T17:44:21.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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883
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-19more like thismore than 2018-03-19
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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 Brexit 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 much time she proposes that the House will allocate to the debate of the final draft of the Brexit agreement. more like this
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Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6478 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>Business in the House of Lords is arranged through consultation with the Usual Channels. For its part, the Government will ensure that sufficient time is offered to consider the final deal in Parliament, including in the House of Lords.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T11:18:48.83Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:18:48.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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 whether she has plans to ensure that Government departments (1) abide by their undertaking to provide responses to the reports of select committees within two months of publication, and (2) reply fully to the recommendations set out in those reports. more like this
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Lord Lexden more like this
star this property uin HL3120 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-22more like thismore than 2017-11-22
star this property answer text <p>I have recently written to Lords ministers to reiterate the importance of providing timely responses to select committee reports and I am assured that ministers are working hard to ensure the Government 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. Sometimes a later timeframe is agreed with the committee in question when it may be possible to give a fuller response at a later point. In such instances the relevant government department will maintain contact with the relevant select committee chairman and secretariat.</p><p>The Government values the work of the select committees of this House, and understands the importance of proper engagement with them. The House has the opportunity to consider Government responses alongside the report at the point at which it is debated and I recognise the importance of having sufficient time to consider it beforehand. This is an important way that the House holds Government to account for the quality and timeliness of the response.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-22T12:13:59.387Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-22T12:13:59.387Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lexden more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-21more like thismore than 2018-03-21
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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 Insolvency 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 propose a debate in the House of Lords on their consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance, announced on 20 March. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
star this property uin HL6544 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-03-28
star this property answer text <p>My Noble Friend the Chief Whip has no immediate plans to schedule such a debate but I have made him aware of this question. It is of course open to the Noble Lord to use the established routes to seek a backbench debate.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-03-28T11:17:32.917Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-28T11:17:32.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Chesterton more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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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 Questions for Short Debate 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 whether she intends to review the rule under which Members who ask a question for short debate have no right of reply at the end. more like this
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch more like this
star this property uin HL2864 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>Questions for short debate, which remain the principal means by which backbenchers are able to secure 1-1½ hour debates in the Chamber or Grand Committee, are, by design, treated as questions rather than motions. As such there is no right of reply.* Standing Order 32(2) is also clear in that members may only speak once to questions for short debate, save, with the leave of the House, to clarify a point they have made in their speech.</p><p>The speaking time limits for additional backbench contributors in the twenty-five questions for short debate we have had so far in this session have ranged from two to ten minutes. Any change to the present arrangements would of course be a matter for the Procedure Committee. I can only note that revising the procedure so that the member asking the question had a right of reply within the 1 or 1½ hour time limit would reduce the time available to other members when debates are well-subscribed.</p><p><br>*Paragraph 6.32 of The Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T12:00:57.09Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T12:00:57.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Pearson of Rannoch 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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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL2538 more like this
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unstar 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 Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar 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 more like this
star this property uin HL2539 more like this
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this