To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that answers to Written Parliamentary Questions that are written or drafted by external contractors are drafted in accordance with the Civil Service Code.
13 April 2021
Written Parliamentary Questions receive final sign off from Ministers.
The Cabinet Office has produced guidance for civil servants on drafting answers to parliamentary questions. This can be found on the gov.uk website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/drafting-answers-to-parliamentary-questions-guidance
Civil servants and Ministers conduct these duties in line with their respective Codes of Conduct.