HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 c599W
Mrs. Roe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security at what stage(a) drafts and (b) copies of letters from chief executives of agencies within his responsibility, in response to parliamentary questions, are submitted to Ministers.

Miss Widdecombe

The chief executives of our agencies reply direct on the operational matters which have been delegated to them. Ministers receive a courtesy copy of replies on the day before they are answered.