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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
answering body
Leader of the House of Lords more like this
answering dept id 92 remove filter
answering dept short name
answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Written Questions more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
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
tabling member printed
Lord Laird more like this
uin HL6043 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-02-17more like thismore than 2016-02-17
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
answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
grouped question UIN HL5896 remove filter
question first answered
less than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-17T16:05:06.807Z
answering member
4205
label Biography information for Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
tabling member
2479
label Biography information for Lord Laird more like this