§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When a member of the House of Lords requests a civil servant to forward his or her views to a Minister, whether there is an obligation on the civil servant to undertake such a task. [HL682]
§ The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)
No. There is no such specific obligation on civil servants. However, civil servants are aware of the importance of briefing Ministers fully, taking into account the advice that they are offered.