HL Deb 10 January 2000 vol 608 c92WA
Lord Swinfen

asked the Leader of the House:

What plans she has to publicise the answers to Peers' Questions and points raised in debate given by way of letters or by placing papers in the Library of the House [HL359]

The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

Many points and questions raised in debate are of particular interest only to the Peer who raises them. If a reply to such a Question is given by letter, publicity for the letter is not appropriate.

Other responses of more general interest are often placed in the Library of the House. These responses may be publicised either by the Minister, announcing in the Chamber his or her intention to place the response in the Library, or, in some cases, by means of a Written Answer, published in Hansard, announcing that the document will be placed in the Library.

I have no plans to change these arrangements.