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unstar this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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unstar 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
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less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.777Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.777Z
unstar this property answering member 4205
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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unstar this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar 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
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less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Z
unstar this property answering member 4205
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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unstar this property answering dept id 21 more like this
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WrittenParliamentaryQuestion
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Ireland Office have answered 2 written parliamentary questions explaining that the requested information was not available on the grounds of it not being collected or held centrally. This is out of a total of 184 parliamentary questions that have been answered (as at 20 December).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T11:15:53.123Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T11:15:53.123Z
unstar this property answering member 1609
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this