HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 c79W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Lord President of the Council if he will make a statement on the publication of letters from chief executives of "next steps" agencies in reply to parliamentary questions.

Mr. Newton

Following the announcement by my predecessor on 27 November 1991,Official Report, column 552, the Government submitted proposals to the House authorities for publishing replies from agency chief executives. The Administration Committee considered the Government's proposals in March and decided to seek further advice from the relevant House authorities. The Government hope that the House will take an early decision on the matter once the House Committees are reconstituted.

Mr. Winnick

To ask the Lord President of the Council when he expects to reply to the third report of the Procedure Committee, session 1990–91, HC 178, on parliamentary questions.

Mr. Newton

I am considering the report and will reply in due course.

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