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TIME TAKEN TO ANSWER PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1695: tabled on 23 July 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that despite Early Day Motion 869 on the time taken to answer written parliamentary questions and the subsequent suspension of a Department of Health official for falsification in recording the handling of parliamentary questions in the Department's parliamentary section, the Department of Health's record for answering parliamentary questions is still poor; further notes that the department blamed a civil servant and aimed to provide timely and accurate responses to parliamentary questions yet has failed in its stated objective; further notes that despite assurances by the Secretary of State for Health that the timeliness of parliamentary answers would be externally monitored, the President of the Council had made no assessment by 2nd July of the evidence of delays provided to him by the Library on 1st May; and calls upon the House to consider a cut in the pay of any Minister who consistently fails to provide adequate and timely answers to parliamentary questions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Cheadle
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
St Ives
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Romsey
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Cheltenham
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 July 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 November 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Rendel, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Newbury
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 July 2002
Romford
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Truro and St Austell
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
North Cornwall
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
Northavon
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 September 2002
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 July 2002
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2002
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.