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star this property date less than 2016-02-03more like thismore than 2016-02-03
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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 Northern Ireland Office: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House when was the most recent time that she gave guidance to the Northern Ireland Office on the importance of answering parliamentary written questions in full, providing all the information requested. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
unstar this property uin HL5896 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving full and timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. The content of each answer is a matter for the Minister concerned, and each Minister is responsible to the House for the answers they provide. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p>The Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, there is a longstanding rule of this House that all answers should be complete and comprehensible. I shall continue to make this guidance clear to all Ministers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6043 more like this
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less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.777Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.777Z
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4205
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
42899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-12more like thismore than 2014-03-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Work and Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 20 January (HC Deb, col 49W), when Ministers announced that it was their intention that "2014–15 would be the last year of separate funding for local welfare provision from the Department for Work and Pensions". more like this
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Baroness King of Bow more like this
unstar this property uin HL5964 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The coalition Government outlined the evidence in <em>Local support to replace Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses in England, Government response to the call for evidence June 2011.</em> A copy was placed in the House library and it can be found online at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/local-support-to-replace-community-care-grants-and-crisis-loans-for-living-expenses-call-for-evidence</a> </p><p> </p><p>Nottinghamshire County Council have consulted on their plans to wind down their dedicated scheme and provide support by other means. Information on other authorities will be provided by the review my Department will shortly be carrying out about the way local authorities have used the funding provided following the abolition of the discretionary Social Fund. We are making arrangements with local authorities regarding this. A copy of the findings will be placed in the House Library.</p><p> </p><p>There has never been a commitment to provide specific funding beyond 2014/15. On the basis of experience on the ground since support was localised, central government believes that it makes most sense for councils to choose how much funding to allocate to these services in their areas in future - according to local priorities and needs - and how to provide such support.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Freud more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5962 more like this
HL5963 more like this
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less than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-19T12:00:00.00Z
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3893
star this property label Biography information for Lord Freud more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness King of Bow more like this
451768
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
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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 Northern Ireland Office: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 9 February (HL5480), what discussion she has had with the Northern Ireland Office about answering parliamentary written questions in full. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
unstar this property uin HL6043 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I regularly stress to departments the importance of giving full and timely answers to Questions for Written Answer. The content of each answer is a matter for the Minister concerned, and each Minister is responsible to the House for the answers they provide. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p>The Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, there is a longstanding rule of this House that all answers should be complete and comprehensible. I shall continue to make this guidance clear to all Ministers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5896 more like this
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less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Z
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4205
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
708689
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will publish the terms of the agreement with Electoral Reform Services to administer the hereditary peers’ by-elections, including the fees paid and the length of the contract. more like this
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
unstar this property uin HL5820 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The House has engaged Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to assist with each hereditary peers’ by-election since they were first held in 2003. When the need for a by-election arises ERS are engaged to administer and supervise the by-election and to provide assurance that it conforms to good electoral practice. This arrangement has applied each time a by-election is held. A fee is paid for ERS’ services for each by-election; there is no standing contract under which fees are paid to ERS.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the amounts paid to Electoral Reform Services in respect of hereditary peers’ by-elections in each calendar year since 2012.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount paid to Electoral Reform Services</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£3,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£3,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£5,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 (to date)</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Amounts are exclusive of VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The House authorities are currently reviewing the procurement arrangements under which services for hereditary peers’ by-elections are provided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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HL5821 more like this
HL5822 more like this
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less than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.257Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.257Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2472
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
708690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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The Senior Deputy Speaker more like this
star this property answering dept id 204 more like this
star this property answering dept short name
star this property answering dept sort name Senior Deputy Speaker (HoL) more like this
star this property hansard heading Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what organisations other than Electoral Reform Services were considered when the contract to administer the hereditary peers’ by-elections was awarded. more like this
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
unstar this property uin HL5821 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The House has engaged Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to assist with each hereditary peers’ by-election since they were first held in 2003. When the need for a by-election arises ERS are engaged to administer and supervise the by-election and to provide assurance that it conforms to good electoral practice. This arrangement has applied each time a by-election is held. A fee is paid for ERS’ services for each by-election; there is no standing contract under which fees are paid to ERS.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the amounts paid to Electoral Reform Services in respect of hereditary peers’ by-elections in each calendar year since 2012.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount paid to Electoral Reform Services</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£3,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£3,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£5,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 (to date)</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Amounts are exclusive of VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The House authorities are currently reviewing the procurement arrangements under which services for hereditary peers’ by-elections are provided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5820 more like this
HL5822 more like this
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less than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.337Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.337Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2472
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
708691
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-06more like thismore than 2017-03-06
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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 Hereditary Peers: By-elections more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether he will ensure that an open competition will be held for the contract to administer future hereditary peers’ by-elections. more like this
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Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
unstar this property uin HL5822 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-03-13more like thismore than 2017-03-13
star this property answer text <p>The House has engaged Electoral Reform Services (ERS) to assist with each hereditary peers’ by-election since they were first held in 2003. When the need for a by-election arises ERS are engaged to administer and supervise the by-election and to provide assurance that it conforms to good electoral practice. This arrangement has applied each time a by-election is held. A fee is paid for ERS’ services for each by-election; there is no standing contract under which fees are paid to ERS.</p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the amounts paid to Electoral Reform Services in respect of hereditary peers’ by-elections in each calendar year since 2012.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Amount paid to Electoral Reform Services</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£3,550</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>£3,245</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>£5,700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>£1,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017 (to date)</p></td><td><p>Nil</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Amounts are exclusive of VAT.</p><p> </p><p>The House authorities are currently reviewing the procurement arrangements under which services for hereditary peers’ by-elections are provided.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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HL5820 more like this
HL5821 more like this
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less than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.383Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-13T14:50:31.383Z
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4148
star this property label Biography information for Lord McFall of Alcluith more like this
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2472
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Faulkner of Worcester more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-13more like thismore than 2015-03-13
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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 Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what guidance she issues to Departments in respect of their providing full answers to questions for written answer, particularly when failure to answer has been followed up. more like this
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
unstar this property uin HL5717 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. All Ministers are accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p> </p><p>To inform Ministers in answering questions put to them, the Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, the longstanding rules of this House on Questions for Written Answer (rules that the House reaffirmed in agreeing to the Procedure Committee’s 5<sup>th</sup> Report of the 2014-15 Session) set out that all answers should be complete and comprehensible.</p><p> </p><p>If any member has particular concerns about a response that they have received that they consider does not adhere to these rules, I would encourage them to raise it with me directly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5810 more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.12Z
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4205
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Gardner of Parkes more like this
41678
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
unstar this property uin HL5769 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5770 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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1
unstar this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
41679
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-05more like thismore than 2014-03-05
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions brought in the last 10 years under sections 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E and 29F of the Public Order Act 1986 and under sections 31 and 32 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 have resulted in a guilty verdict. more like this
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Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
unstar this property uin HL5770 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates' courts and found guilty at all courts for selected offences under the Public Order Act 1986 and Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in England and Wales, from 2004 to 2012 (latest data available) can be viewed in the table.</p><p> </p><p>Court proceedings statistics for the year 2013 are planned to be published by the Ministry of Justice in May 2014.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5769 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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4183
star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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1
unstar this property file name HL5769 5770 - Lord Lester.XLS more like this
star this property title HL5769 & 5770 table refered to in answer. more like this
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2037
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill more like this
227995
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
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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
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their policy is that all Parliamentary Written Questions should be answered in full in all parts. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
unstar this property uin HL5810 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-24more like thismore than 2015-03-24
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House, I have a particular responsibility to encourage departments to be punctual in answering written questions, but the content of each answer is a matter for the minister concerned. All Ministers are accountable to the House for those answers. That direct accountability is important: that is why Ministers in this House must provide personally signed answers to members.</p><p> </p><p>To inform Ministers in answering questions put to them, the Ministerial Code says that “It is of paramount importance that Ministers give accurate and truthful information to Parliament”. It also makes clear that “Ministers should be as open as possible with Parliament and the public, refusing to provide information only when disclosure would not be in the public interest”. In addition, the longstanding rules of this House on Questions for Written Answer (rules that the House reaffirmed in agreeing to the Procedure Committee’s 5<sup>th</sup> Report of the 2014-15 Session) set out that all answers should be complete and comprehensible.</p><p> </p><p>If any member has particular concerns about a response that they have received that they consider does not adhere to these rules, I would encourage them to raise it with me directly.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL5717 more like this
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less than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-24T13:45:04.013Z
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4205
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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2479
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this