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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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. (190287)

Details of named-day parliamentary questions for the 2006-07 parliamentary session and the 2007-08 to date are as follows:

Session

Total named day parliamentary questions

Holding answer issued

Substantive answer by named day

2006-07

207

20

187

2007-081

105

16

89

1 As at 29 February.

DFID endeavours to reply to all parliamentary questions within parliamentary deadlines where possible. Details of sessions prior to those aforementioned are not held centrally and obtaining them would involve disproportionate costs.