Leader of the Lords agrees with me that Home Office answers were inadequate

I have previously reported my frustration with the answers I have received to Parliamentary Questions from the Home Office, saying that I had received:

“the sort of answer that gives non-answers a bad name.”

Pointing out that:

“A request under the Freedom of Information Act would, I am sure, have elicited a fuller answer”

and in a shorter time.

So I wrote to the Leader of the House of Lords to complain.

I have now received his reply, which says:

“I agree that the answers given to the examples you have supplied are not adequate and fall considerably short of providing you with the information you seek.  If that information is not available for whatever reason, I would expect the answer to reflect why that is the case.  These do not and that is not appropriate in response to a Peer.”

He has asked the Home Office to supply me with the information requested and also to respond more fully to future Parliamentary Questions and to respond within the ten working-day target.

We will see what happens ….

4 thoughts on “Leader of the Lords agrees with me that Home Office answers were inadequate”

  1. Looks like some underling will cop the blame.

    Bojo may dissemble that he doesn’t seek the crown but no career civil servant believes that.

  2. This example aside, I have always noticed that Peers seem to receive more comprehensive replies than MPs to written questions. Would you agree?

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