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Parliamentary Questions

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many parliamentary questions were tabled to her Department in 2006, broken down by (a) ordinary written and (b) named day; what percentage of ordinary written questions were answered within 10 working days; and what percentage of named day questions were answered by the specified date. (115327)

The total number of parliamentary questions tabled by hon. Members to the Cabinet Office for answer in 2006 was 611. 71 were named day of which 77 per cent. were answered on the day named.

The Department does not assess its performance within a 10 working day target. Information on the percentage of ordinary written parliamentary questions answered within 10 parliamentary working days is only available at disproportionate cost.