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Named Day Questions

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (a) how many named day written parliamentary questions his Department received in each of the last three years; (b) what percentage of named day written parliamentary questions his Department answered within the requested time limit; and (c) what the average delay was for those questions which were not answered within the requested time limit. (83214)

Information in respect of (a) and (b) for the 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 sessions is given in the following table:

Session

Questions tabled

Percentage answered on the named day

2003-04

518

74.7

2004-05

287

79.4

2005-06

762

72.6

The information sought at (c) could only be calculated and related to the pattern of sittings of the House of Commons at disproportionate cost.