Session 2008-09, 4 March 2009
Evidence Session: Written Parliamentary Questions
The House of Commons Procedure Committee will hold the final oral evidence session in its inquiry into written parliamentary questions on Wednesday 11 March 2009 in Committee Room 20, Upper Committee Corridor, when evidence will be heard from:
Table Office, House of Commons
Chris Bryant MP, Deputy Leader of the House
An uncorrected transcript of the evidence session will appear on these pages within about a week of the date of the session. Transcripts of previous sessions in this inquiry with the Rt Hon Jack Straw (then Leader of the House) on 28 February 2007 and Mr Oliver Heald MP and Mr David Laws MP on 28 March 2007 are also available on these pages by clicking on the links.
The terms of reference for this inquiry are:
To consider the procedures, scope and rules governing the tabling (including the electronic tabling) of parliamentary questions for written answer;
To examine the reasons for, and the consequences of, the recent rise in the number of such questions; and
To consider the procedures for the answering of such questions and what opportunities are available to Members to pursue answers with which they are not satisfied.
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