HL Deb 03 June 2003 vol 648 c131WA
Lord Jopling

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 24 September 2002 (WA 191,) why no letter has been received by either Lord Jopling or the Library of the House; when that Answer will be provided; and whether the Ministry of Defence still adheres to the guidelines that all Questions for Written Answer should be dealt with within two weeks. [HL2774]

Lord Bach:

I regret that the noble Lord has had to wait an inordinate length of time for a reply. I can confirm that I have replied today and placed a copy of my response in the Library of the House.

The Ministry of Defence continues to adhere to the guidelines that all Written Questions will be answered in two weeks, and the lapse in this case is most regrettable.