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Departmental Parliamentary Questions

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many staff work in his Department’s parliamentary branch; and what proportion of their time is spent on dealing with (a) Parliamentary Questions and (b) correspondence from hon. Members and Peers. (174963)

My parliamentary branch consists of two full-time members of staff. Written parliamentary questions take up an estimated 30 per cent. of their time and correspondence an estimated 5 per cent.