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Falkland Islands (Parliamentary Questions)

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many parliamentary questions related to the Falkland Islands he has answered since 2 April; and what has been the average cost of answering each.

From 2 April to 23 December 1982, Defence Ministers answered approximately 647 parliamentary questions related to the operations in the South Atlantic including the Falkland Islands. My hon. Friend the Minister for the Civil Service stated on 13 July 1982 that the average cost of a written answer is assessed at £37 and an oral answer £60.