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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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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 Peers: 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 Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL11781 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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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 Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 Trade Bill 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 will be the timetable for consideration of the Trade Bill in this House. more like this
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Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
star this property uin HL12516 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 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The proposed dates for the Committee stage of the Trade Bill were advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>on 3 January, and are as follows: Monday 21 January, Wednesday 23 January, Monday 28 January, and Wednesday 30 January. Dates for further stages will be advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Z
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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 Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Trade Bill 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 why dates for the committee stage of the Trade Bill in the House of Lords were not scheduled more quickly after the bill's second reading. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL12574 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The committee stage of the Trade bill has been arranged in the usual way, having been subject to ongoing discussions in the Usual Channels. So far the three of an anticipated four dates for Committee stage are 21, 23 and 30 January and they have been advertised in Forthcoming Business. The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act, which is now scheduled for 28 January. The recommended intervals between Bill stages are minimums, and it is not unusual for there to be a longer pause between stages than the recommended minimum interval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Z
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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 Baroness McDonagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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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 Trade Bill 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 days of committee stage she estimates will be required for the Trade Bill; and when she anticipates the committee stage being completed. more like this
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Lord Triesman more like this
star this property uin HL12581 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>So far three of an anticipated four days have been scheduled and advertised (21, 23 and 30 January). The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act which is now scheduled for 28 January. The progress of all business is, as always, in the hands of the House. But the Usual Channels have agreed to those dates on the assumption that they should allow Committee Stage to be completed inside four days and the Usual Channels are working to get the remaining day scheduled within the first week of February.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:59:23.133Z
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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 Triesman more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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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: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
star this property uin HL12642 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Z
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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 Bassam of Brighton 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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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: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House of Lords to sit on Fridays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12745 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The next scheduled Friday sitting is for 1 February, as advertised in Forthcoming Business. Further sittings will be advertised in due course. There are currently no plans to consider Government business on Fridays, but as is always the case the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T17:24:00.25Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham 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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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
star this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny 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 Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House to sit on Saturdays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL12746 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 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to sit on weekends. As is always the case, the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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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 Parliamentary Session 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 when she expects the current session of Parliament to end. more like this
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
star this property uin HL13578 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
star this property answer text <p>A date for the prorogation of the current session has not yet been set. The length of the first session was extended to give Parliament more time to consider the crucial legislation relating to Brexit.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T11:32:10.923Z
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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 Foulkes of Cumnock more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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 Closure Motions 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 Leader of the House how many times the closure motion has been moved in the House of Lords in the last 20 years; and on what dates. more like this
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Lord Brabazon of Tara more like this
star this property uin HL15060 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
star this property answer text <p>In the last 20 years the closure motion has been moved in the House of Lords 13 times: on 22 July 1999; 6 October 2003; 17 January 2011; 19 January 2011; 21 October 2011; 31 January 2014; 15 March 2019; and six times on 4 April 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-04-09T15:21:52.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-09T15:21:52.36Z
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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 Brabazon of Tara 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 more like this
star this property uin HL16471 more like this
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unstar 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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unstar 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 more like this
star this property uin HL16472 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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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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 more like this
star this property uin HL17091 more like this
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unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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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 Bullying and Harassment in the House of Lords Independent Inquiry 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 Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Naomi Ellenbogen QC An Independent Inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, published on 11 July. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17179 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>As the Prime Minister has said before, everyone working in Parliament deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. This inquiry has brought to light behaviour which is unacceptable, and it is incumbent on the House of Lords to take swift action. It is important that the House now carefully considers the concerns raised in this important report, and responds to its recommendations.</p><p>It is primarily for Parliament, rather than Government, to consider how best to respond to Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations. The House of Lords Commission met on Wednesday 17 July in order to plan its response to the recommendations. Every member of the Commission committed to complete the Valuing Everyone training course, and the leaders of the political groupings committed their front bench to do the same. The Commission agreed the establishment of a Steering Group of staff, members and others to embark on the process of moving forward with Naomi Ellenbogen QC’s recommendations, and the new Conduct Committee will examine those which relate to the Code of Conduct.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T14:16:47.187Z
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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 Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 House of Lords: Times of Sittings 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 Leader of the House, in the light of the impact of climate change on air quality, transport and health, and forecasts of higher temperatures in future years, what plans she has to review whether the House should sit in July. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17520 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government schedules business in the House and proposes dates for Recess with the agreement of the usual channels. The House needs to sit for as long as there is business to be completed. The Government has no plans to review whether the House should sit in July in future years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:49:51.217Z
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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 Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
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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 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: 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 Statement on 21 July (HLWS128), what discussion she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in the light of that Department's position as the Department having the worst record in answering Questions for Written Answer within 10 working days, and whether the Secretary of State intends to make a Written Statement to explain what steps have been taken within that Department to match the overall record of government departments in answering 93 per cent of Written Question within 10 working days. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL1573 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-19more like thismore than 2016-09-19
star this property answer text <p>I take very seriously my responsibility as Leader of the House to encourage Ministers to be punctual in answering written questions. I recently published data on departmental performance in answering Questions for Written Answer for the 2015/16 session, where I was pleased to see that 93% of questions were answered within 10 working days. Nevertheless, we must always strive to do better. I have written to the three departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the last session to make clear the House’s expectations and to stress the importance of timely responses.</p><p> </p><p>Though the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (formerly the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) received 475 Questions for Written Answer in 2015/16 - more than double the number received in the previous session - Ministers were nevertheless disappointed by the department’s performance. In response the department has put in place a range of actions to improve performance, including strengthening internal deadlines and procedures. Baroness Neville-Rolfe, as the Lords Minister, has stressed to me how seriously the department takes its responsibilities to Parliament and is confident that performance will improve in this session.</p><p><br>My office continues to work with all departments to ensure prompt and comprehensive responses to all Questions for Written Answer. I will continue to publish data on an annual basis to allow analysis of performance over time. This practice is important in highlighting where improvements in timeliness could and should be made.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-09-19T09:08:00.623Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-19T09:08:00.623Z
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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 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
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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 House of Lords: Recess 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 why there are half-term recesses for the House of Lords. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL1797 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-20more like thismore than 2016-09-20
star this property answer text <p>The business of the House is scheduled in a way which allows for periodic adjournments, including at half-term. This is the case because many of its members have family or other outside commitments away from the House, in many cases away from London. The House of Commons has a similar pattern of adjournments.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-09-20T12:36:28.853Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-20T12:36:28.853Z
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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 date less than 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 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 what explanation she has received from the Ministry of Justice concerning its failure to answer by 9 September a Question for Written Answer that was asked on 20 July (HL1379). more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park):</strong></p><p>I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. This process has been followed in both of the cases to which the noble Lord refers.</p><p>In the case of the Ministry of Justice question, I am informed that the delay related the process of transferring it to the right department for response. After discussion it was transferred to the Cabinet Office, who will provide a substantive answer by close of play this week. As regards the Department for Education questions, I am informed that the delay related to gathering complex data spanning a long period and the need to obtain clearance from across government. Both of the questions concerned have now been answered.</p><p>Regarding timely replies more generally, I have recently written to the three departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the last session and I regularly set out the House’s expectations as they apply to QWAs to my frontbench team. Notwithstanding the cases referenced above, I am pleased to say that the proportion of on-time responses from the Ministry of Justice rose from 74% of questions in 2014-15 to 87% in 2015-16; while the Department for Education answered well over 90% of questions on time in both sessions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-09-27T15:42:54.783Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T15:42:54.783Z
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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 2016-09-13more like thismore than 2016-09-13
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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 Department for Education: 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 she has received from the Department for Education concerning its failure to answer by 9 September two Questions for Written Answer that were asked on 19 July (HL1338) and 21 July (HL1440). more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park):</strong></p><p>I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. My office immediately approach departments who have not responded to questions after 10 working days, and remain in contact with them until the questions are answered. This process has been followed in both of the cases to which the noble Lord refers.</p><p>In the case of the Ministry of Justice question, I am informed that the delay related the process of transferring it to the right department for response. After discussion it was transferred to the Cabinet Office, who will provide a substantive answer by close of play this week. As regards the Department for Education questions, I am informed that the delay related to gathering complex data spanning a long period and the need to obtain clearance from across government. Both of the questions concerned have now been answered.</p><p>Regarding timely replies more generally, I have recently written to the three departments with the greatest proportion of late responses in the last session and I regularly set out the House’s expectations as they apply to QWAs to my frontbench team. Notwithstanding the cases referenced above, I am pleased to say that the proportion of on-time responses from the Ministry of Justice rose from 74% of questions in 2014-15 to 87% in 2015-16; while the Department for Education answered well over 90% of questions on time in both sessions.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2016-09-27T15:43:05.243Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-27T15:43:05.243Z
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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 2016-12-13more like thismore than 2016-12-13
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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 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 arrangements are in place to ensure that, in answering Questions for Written Answer, government departments are, as required by the Ministerial Code, "accurate and truthful" and as "open as possible" in the answers they provide to members of the House of Lords; whether she has put in place a system to provide quality assurance of the answers provided by government departments to members of the House of Lords; and if so, what.. more like this
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Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
star this property uin HL4068 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
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. This is something I stress regularly to frontbench colleagues and which I will certainly reiterate in the light of the Noble Lord’s question. My office also engage regularly with private offices and Parliamentary teams when issues arise, both proactively and in response to concerns raised by individual members. It is for Ministers, though, to be directly accountable for the content of their answers, which is why I fully support the rule that Ministers must personally sign all answers to members of 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 2016-12-20T17:18:58.72Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-20T17:18:58.72Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Harris of Haringey more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-01-10more like thismore than 2017-01-10
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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 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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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
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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 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
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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
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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 date less than 2017-10-19more like thismore than 2017-10-19
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property hansard heading Human Rights Joint Select Committee 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 are the reasons for the delay in establishing the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The Joint Committee on Human Rights has now been appointed. The Lords membership was agreed by the House on Wednesday 19 July. The House of Commons agreed its members of the Joint Committee on Monday 30 October. The appointment of Commons Members is a matter for the House of Commons.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-10-31T17:55:28.497Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-31T17:55:28.497Z
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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
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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 is ministerial correction false more like this
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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less than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.707Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.707Z
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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
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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
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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>
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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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