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star this property date less than 2015-10-29more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords Composition more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Lord Privy Seal on 26 October (HL2541), whether they will publish the latest figures on the number of members of each party in the House, and the ratio of government to opposition members, including all those peers whose introduction has been scheduled. more like this
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Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-12more like thismore than 2015-11-12
unstar this property answer text <p>Including all those peers whose introduction or retirement has been advertised in <em>House of Lords Business</em>, and assuming no other changes to the membership of the House, as of 19 January 2016 there will be 249 members on the Conservative benches, 212 members on the Labour benches, and 112 members on the Liberal Democrat benches. This means that there will be 75 more peers on the benches of the largest two opposition parties than on the Government benches.</p><p><strong><br></strong>That will be 29 more peers than at the end of the 2009-10 session, when there were only 46 more peers on the benches of the largest two opposition parties than on the Government benches.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2015-11-12T15:09:18.33Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-12T15:09:18.33Z
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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 Lord Grocott more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-18more like thismore than 2016-05-18
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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 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 how many Questions for Written Answer were put to each Government department and answered within the target 10 working days in each month in the 2015–16 Session, together with the relevant percentages in each case. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
star this property uin HL24 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-31more like thismore than 2016-05-31
unstar this property answer text <p>In line with the practice established in the last session, following the commitment made by my predecessor (HL Deb 8 May 2014, col 1575), I will continue to publish annually the performance of departments on their promptness in dealing with Questions for Written Answer. My office will also continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and comprehensive responses to all Questions for Written Answer.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The statistics for the 2014-15 session are available as a Written Statement (HLWS39). I will shortly publish data on departmental performance for the 2015-16 session.</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 2016-05-31T13:19:28.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-31T13:19:28.923Z
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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 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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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Delegated Legislation: 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 how many government defeats there have been on delegated legislation in the House of Lords, (1) in total, and (2) in each Session, since 1950. more like this
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Lord Dobbs more like this
star this property uin HL7415 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-25more like thismore than 2016-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Since 1950, there have been 35 Government defeats on motions relating to delegated legislation in the House of Lords. There have been five such defeats in this session to date - a fifth of the total over the last 65 years.</p><p> </p><p>The number of government defeats on motions relating to delegated legislation since 1950, broken down by session, is detailed below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Session</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1950</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1972-73</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1994-95</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1950-51</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1973-74</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1995-96</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1951-52</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1974</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1996-97</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1952-53</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1974-75</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1997-98</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1953-54</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1975-76</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1998-99</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1954-55</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1976-77</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1999-00</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1955-56</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1977-78</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2000-01</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1956-57</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1978-79</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2001-02</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1957-58</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1979-80</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2002-03</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1958-59</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1980-81</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2003-04</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1959-60</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1981-82</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1960-61</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1982-83</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1961-62</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1983-84</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1962-63</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1984-85</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1963-64</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1985-86</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1964-65</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1986-87</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1965-66</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1987-88</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2010-12</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1966-67</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1988-89</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1967-68</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1989-90</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1968-69</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1990-91</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1969-70</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1991-92</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2015-6</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1970-71</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1992-93</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr><td><p>1971-72</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1993-94</p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>TOTAL</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>35</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-25T16:11:36.157Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-25T16:11:36.157Z
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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 Lord Dobbs 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 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 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
star this property uin HL2539 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
unstar 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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star this property file name 2014-15 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2015-16 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property file name 2016-17 Liaison Committee.pdf more like this
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star this property grouped question UIN HL2538 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-11-07T16:15:43.787Z
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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 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 answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
unstar 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lester of Herne Hill 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
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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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
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-12-20more like thismore than 2016-12-20
unstar 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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star this property date less than 2016-04-18more like thismore than 2016-04-18
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with Ministers in the Cabinet Office with regard to the number of Questions for Written Answer not answered within 10 working days. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-04-29more like thismore than 2016-04-29
unstar this property answer text <p>My responsibility as Leader of the House, to encourage Ministers to be punctual in answering written questions, is one I take seriously. 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 was followed with the Cabinet Office for the seven questions that remained unanswered after 10 working days on 18 March. All of those questions have now been answered. At the end of this Session I will publish data on each department’s promptness in dealing with Questions for Written Answer to allow for proper scrutiny of their performance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Stowell of Beeston more like this
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less than 2016-04-29T13:22:27.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-04-29T13:22:27.087Z
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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 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
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 Education: Written Questions more like this
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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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
unstar 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 2016-09-13more 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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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-27more like thismore than 2016-09-27
unstar 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 2017-09-07more like thismore than 2017-09-07
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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 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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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-14more like thismore than 2017-09-14
unstar 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 label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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