HC Deb 02 July 2002 vol 388 c283W
Mr. Beith

To ask the President of the Council what recent assessment he has made of the performance of Government Departments in providing timely answers to written parliamentary questions; and if he will make a statement. [65561]

Mr. Robin Cook

No recent assessment has been made.

However, I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for South Suffolk (Mr. Yeo) on 2 May 2002, Official Report, column 949W.

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