Select Committee on Procedure Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


Letter from Mr Richard Ottaway MP to the Chairman of the Committee

  I attach herewith a copy of a question I tabled to the Prime Minister and a copy of his reply.

  In my opinion I have not received an answer to my question. He has completely ducked the point that I have raised and I am advised by the Table Office that I have no remedy whatsoever.

  The purpose of this letter is to suggest that the Procedure Committee looks at the question of non-answering of questions. When I think of the extent to which we used to agonise over answers to written questions I find the whole thing rather galling. I would be interested in any views you might have on the matter.

12 March 2002


Unstarred No 534

  Mr Roger Gale: To ask the Prime Minister, if he will name the companies on whose behalf he has signed letters in support of (a) export and (b) other business interests since 1 May 1997. (37688)

Unstarred No 535

  Mr Richard Ottaway: To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of benefit for the British economy of the awarding of a contract to LNM Holdings to build a steel plant in Romania. (37816)

The Prime Minister

  I refer the hon Member to the answer I gave the hon Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (Mr Price) and the hon Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr Turner) on Thursday 14 February, Official Report, column 610-11W.

previous page contents next page

House of Commons home page Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

© Parliamentary copyright 2002
Prepared 26 June 2002