HL Deb 11 November 1999 vol 606 cc239-40WA
Lord Cadman

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why on 8 November over 250 Questions set down for Written Answer in this House remained unanswered; whether they will all be answered by the end of the Session; and, if not, why not. [HL4674]

The Minister of State, Cabinet Office (Lord Falconer of Thoroton)

Of the 252 unanswered questions on the Order Paper on 8 November only 44 were outside their time limit of a fortnight. Reasons for late answer vary from question to question, and are not held centrally. I will write to the noble Lord and place a copy in the Libraries of the reasons for any outstanding unanswered written questions by the end of Session.