Members: Correspondence

(asked on 1st May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, if he will take steps to ensure that (a) emails and (b) letters to ministers from hon. Members are answered (i) promptly and (ii) substantially.


Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 6th May 2020

It is important that Ministers respond to correspondence from Hon and Rt Hon members in a timely way, in accordance with their own departmental deadlines.

There have been strains on certain departments owing to the current circumstances and the desire to prioritise COVID-related correspondence. Though this is understandable, departments should of course also endeavour to respond to enquiries in a timely manner. I would be happy to take up any particular concerns the hon. Member has with the relevant government department to ensure he receives a response.

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