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star this property date less than 2014-05-07more like thismore than 2014-05-07
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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
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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 answers on 6 May to written questions tabled by Lord Mendelsohn, what steps he will take to ensure that the replies to written questions answer the question which was put as fully as possible. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL6992 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-13more like thismore than 2014-05-13
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. The Ministerial Code says 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”.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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less than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-13T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Hill of Oareford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-06-07more like thismore than 2016-06-07
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Emergencies: Planning 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 the Written Answers by Lord Dunlop on 24 March (HL7079) and 22 January (HL4982), what guidance she has given to the Northern Ireland Office about answering questions fully and substantially, and in particular providing definitions as requested. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL536 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 2016-06-20more like thismore than 2016-06-20
star this property answer text <p>The position has not changed since I answered the Noble Lord’s question HL6043 on 17 February. That answer is included below for your ease of reference and I have nothing further to add to this.</p><p><em>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.</em></p><p><em>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.</em></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-20T12:32:04.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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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 remove filter
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: 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 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-18more like thismore than 2014-07-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 remove filter
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar 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, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 144–5), whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Written Questions by reference to websites. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney more like this
star this property uin HL1283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-04more like thismore than 2014-08-04
star this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the reply I gave to Lord Stoddart of Swindon on 29 July (WA 304).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-04T11:24:36.5291815Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney 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
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
unstar 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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star 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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star 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
unstar 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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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-08more like thismore than 2017-02-08
star this property answer text <p>As detailed in my previous answer (HL4521), I have recently written to Lord Keen of Elie QC and the Secretary of State for Justice to make clear the House’s expectations with regards to Questions for Written Answer. I am informed that the Ministry of Justice has taken steps to rectify the issue, including making further process improvements, for example reducing the internal deadlines to allow more time for clearance. Lord Keen of Elie QC has also had discussions with senior officials within the Department about its recent performance. The Ministry of Justice has now cleared all overdue Questions for Written Answer, including HL3278, which was answered on 30 January 2017.</p><p>My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to Questions for Written Answer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-02-08T17:44:21.9Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-08T17:44:21.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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883
star this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Statutory Instruments 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 17 February (HL5966), how many statutory instruments have now been laid before Parliament in the 2015–16 session to date. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL7414 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>As of 21 April, 706 UK statutory instruments had been laid before the House of Commons/Parliament in the 2015-16 session. For completeness, the numbers of statutory instruments laid in previous sessions since 1997 are detailed below:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>1997-98: 1856</p></li><li><p>1998-99: 1479</p></li><li><p>1999-00: 1456</p></li><li><p>2000-01: 868</p></li><li><p>2001-02: 1788</p></li><li><p>2002-03: 1474</p></li><li><p>2003-04: 1281</p></li><li><p>2004-05: 793</p></li><li><p>2005-06: 1885</p></li><li><p>2006-07: 1361</p></li><li><p>2007-08: 1319</p></li><li><p>2008-09: 1302</p></li><li><p>2009-10: 823</p></li><li><p>2010-12: 1809</p></li><li><p>2012-13: 964</p></li><li><p>2013-14: 1173</p></li><li><p>2014-15: 1378</p></li><li><p>2015-16: 706 (so far in this session)</p></li></ul><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:42:57.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:42:57.457Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-04-11more like thismore than 2016-04-11
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Government Defeats 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 16 November 2015 (HL3174), what percentage of House of Lords divisions resulted in Government defeats in (1) the 1997–2001 Parliament, and (2) the current Parliament. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL7416 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The rate of defeats in the present Parliament is more than twice that of the 1997-2001 Parliament: the Government were defeated in 22% of divisions in that Parliament, compared to 49% in the present one (up to Thursday 21 April). These figures are based on statistics compiled by the Journal Office.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T15:51:23.69Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T15:51:23.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Dobbs more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-14more like thismore than 2017-11-14
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Select Committee Reports: Government Responses more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House, further to her Written Answer on 7 November (HL2539), what consideration has been given to listing in House of Lords Business the names of Government departments that have failed to respond within two months to reports from Lords select committees and joint select committees of both houses. more like this
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Lord Norton of Louth more like this
star this property uin HL3234 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The question includes a proposal which in my view is worth consideration; I am not aware of the proposal having been made previously. Accordingly, as any change to <em>House of Lords Business</em> would be a matter for the Procedure Committee, I intend to submit such a proposal for consideration at its next meeting.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T14:21:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T14:21:58.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Norton of Louth 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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unstar 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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star 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 label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this