Written Questions (Commons)

Written questions for answer by a specific department can be tabled by any MP. There are two types – ordinary and named day. Ordinary written questions do not have to be answered on a specified day but MPs normally put them down for answer two days after they are tabled. In practice, answers, which appear...Read More

Written Questions (Lords)

Written Questions can be tabled by any peer but no more than six should be tabled by one peer on one day. They are normally answered within two weeks and the answer is published in Hansard. A holding answer may be given. Written ministerial statements made in the Commons often appear on the same day...Read More