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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of parliamentary questions for answer on a named day to his Department received an (a) holding and (b) substantive answer on the named day in each year since 2001. (190281)

The vast majority of parliamentary questions tabled to the Scotland Office are for ‘ordinary’ written reply. However, of those tabled as named day, approximately 85 per cent. have received a substantive answer on the named day since 2001.