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Departmental Questions

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of questions tabled for answer on a named day to her Department received a substantive answer on the day due in the last year for which figures are available. (162615)

Details of how many and what proportion of named day parliamentary questions the Home Office answered since 2006-07 is given in the following table:

Session:

2006-07

2007-082

Named day questions received

1,260

404

Answered substantively on the named day1

443

155

Proportion answered substantively on the named day (percentage)

35

38

1 All questions not answered substantively on the named day receive a holding answer.

2 To 12 March 2008.

Information prior to 2006-07 is not held in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.