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Parliamentary Questions

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost of answering a written parliamentary question is. [107538]

As at April 2002, the average cost of answering a written parliamentary question is £135.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer above what threshold the cost of answering a written parliamentary question is deemed to be disproportionate. [107539]

The advisory cost limit was last increased to £600 from April 2002–11 April 2002, Official Report, column 579W. The latest annual costing exercise has confirmed that this figure remains appropriate.