HC Deb 15 January 1996 vol 269 c378W
Dr. Wright

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if answers sent to hon. Members in reply to parliamentary questions by the head of executive agencies in his Department are(a) seen, (b) approved and (c) amended by him before they are sent; and if he will identify any such letters to which amendments by him have been made in 1994–95. [7829]

Mr. Hague

For Cadw, Welsh Historic Monuments, parliamentary questions are passed to the chief executive for reply when the matter is one delegated to him under the agency's framework document. Ministers see a copy of the reply before it is sent, but would not normally intervene in operational matters. No letters were amended by Ministers in 1994–95.

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