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Written Questions

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many written questions to his Department had not received an answer as at 25 February 2008 for (a) between two and four, (b) between four and six, (c) between six and eight and (d) more than eight weeks; and how many in each category were tabled for named- day answer. (193397)

The information requested is given in the table:

Weeks

Questions awaiting answer (named day component)

2-4

13 (-)

4-6

14 (2)

6-8

11 (1)

8 +

17 (1)

Treasury Ministers have answered substantively 2,123 House of Commons written questions in the present session. Over the preceding seven sessions since 2000-01, some 78 per cent. of the 26,493 written questions received by the Treasury were answered substantively on or before the due date.