To ask the Leader of the House why the question for Topical Written Answer HL4504, tabled on 14 May and due for answer on 21 May, has not yet been answered; what are the reasons for the delay in responding to that question; what steps have been taken to investigate those reasons; and what measures have been put in place to ensure that the written questions that are currently overdue for reply will receive timely answers that address the substance of the questions tabled. [T]
13 July 2020
The Department of Health and Social Care has received 6240 written Parliamentary Questions between 1 January and 8 July, of which 4496 have been answered up to 8 July. My office regularly speaks with departments about late responses and I have raised lateness of written questions with my counterparts in the Department of Health and Social Care. This has resulted in Ministers asking teams to redouble their efforts in making sure that written parliamentary questions are answered as quickly as possible.