HL Deb 15 October 1996 vol 574 cc212-3WA
Lord Marlesford

asked the Leader of the House:

Whether there is a maximum time by which parliamentary Questions for Written Answer have to be answered; and in how many instances during the present Session written Questions from Members of the House of Lords have taken more than one month to received a reply.

Viscount Cranborne

The Government aim to answer written Questions within a fortnight of tabling. Thirty questions have been identified which have, during the course of this year, taken more than one month to answer.