Lords written questions

13 August 2012

One of the ways the House of Lords scrutinises and challenges the work of the government is through written questions

Every week during the summer recess, Lords Hansard publishes written answers online to questions submitted by members of the Lords.

Some of the subjects for written statements and answers on Monday 13 August included:

  • work capability assessment
  • non-contributory benefits
  • social security benefits
  • BFI National Archives
  • civil service staffing
  • climate change
  • council tax
  • education: 16-19 Bursary
  • freedom of information 
  • higher education loans
  • housing insurance
  • the Internet
  • national insurance
  • Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012
  • pensions
  • private sector investment
  • schools performance
  • taxation on alcohol and cash in hand payments
  • telecommunications and television signals

The Government Whips Office publishes the dates for members to table questions for written answers.   

Previous questions for written answers and statements

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