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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days it took on average to answer written parliamentary questions tabled by each hon. Member for answer by him in the last six months. (201755)

The information requested is in the following tables. It includes questions tabled for answer between 6 November 2007 and 4 April 2008.

Ordinary written questions

MP

Total number of questions tabled

Average time in sitting days for answer

Diane Abbott

2

4.5

Adam Afriyie

4

4.0

Peter Ainsworth

1

5.0

Danny Alexander

4

4.25

David Amess

27

4.63

David Anderson

3

5.40

Janet Anderson

1

3.0

Norman Baker

9

7.67

Tony Baldry

2

4.5

Gordon Banks

1

4.0

Hugh Bayley

4

4.75

Alan Beith

1

24.0

Henry Bellingham

72

4.64

Roger Berry

1

5.0

Peter Bone

1

4.0

Tom Brake

9

5.78

Julian Brazier

1

4.0

James Brokenshire

18

4.44

Jeremy Browne

12

10.42

Malcolm Bruce

2

7.0

Simon Burns

2

2.5

David Burrowes

13

4.92

Paul Burstow

2

7.0

Lorely Burt

1

4.0

Vincent Cable

3

23.33

Ronnie Campbell

7

3.14

Alistair Carmichael

1

6.0

James Clappison

8

3.88

Nick Clegg

1

4.0

Harry Cohen

3

3.33

Jim Cousins

4

9.25

Mary Creagh

1

5.0

John Cummings

4

5.25

Claire Curtis-Thomas

1

4.0

Dai Davies

2

5.0

David Davies

8

4.25

Philip Davies

33

3.82

David Davis

22

(1)8.18

Andrew Dismore

1

4.0

Jonathan Djanogly

3

7.0

Jim Dowd

1

16.0

David Drew

21

7.0

Alan Duncan

1

4.0

Philip Dunne

7

3.29

Jeff Ennis

2

5.0

Bill Etherington

1

8.0

Nigel Evans

1

13.0

David Evennett

4

6.0

Tim Farron

1

4.0

Lynne Featherstone

8

5.13

Frank Field

2

4.0

Don Foster

2

4.0

Liam Fox

2

4.5

Roger Gale

2

6.0

Edward Garnier

67

5.25

David Gauke

5

5.8

Neil Gerrard

11

7.27

Cheryl Gillan

24

5.08

Linda Gilroy

1

2.0

Julia Goldsworthy

3

19.0

Paul Goodman

2

4.5

James Gray

8

6.13

Damian Green

7

6.14

Dominic Grieve

9

4.33

Nia Griffith

9

3.78

John Gummer

9

6.89

Andrew Gwynne

2

4.5

William Hague

2

3.0

Fabian Hamilton

2

3.5

Philip Hammond

16

12.44

Mike Hancock

8

3.5

Greg Hands

2

4.5

Mark Harper

4

5.25

John Hayes

17

9.29

David Heath

19

7.63

John Hemming

3

3.33

Stephen Hepburn

1

5.0

Nick Herbert

41

4.93

Lady Hermon

18

5.89

Mark Hoban

65

7.4

Philip Hollobone

2

5.0

Kelvin Hopkins

1

1.0

Martin Horwood

1

3.0

Stewart Hosie

1

5.0

David Howarth

1

1.0

Lindsay Hoyle

6

5.5

Chris Huhne

9

7.56

Joan Humble

1

4.0

Mark Hunter

1

3.0

Nick Hurd

25

2.96

Adam Ingram

1

4.0

Stewart Jackson

7

4.29

Sian James

1

3.0

Brian Jenkins

11

6.73

Boris Johnson

9

4.0

David Jones

1

8.0

Kevan Jones

1

4.0

Lynne Jones

7

4.0

Sir Gerald Kaufman

4

4.75

Daniel Kawczynski

1

13.0

Sally Keeble

3

5.0

Fraser Kemp

5

5.8

Robert Key

1

2.0

David Kidney

14

4.14

Susan Kramer

4

6.0

Ashok Kumar

13

6.0

Norman Lamb

2

4.0

Mark Lancaster

3

4.0

Andrew Lansley

2

6.5

David Laws

6

112.66

Oliver Letwin

1

19.0

Tom Levitt

2

5.0

Ian Liddell-Grainger

1

6.0

Elfyn Llwyd

28

4.46

Tim Loughton

4

2.25

Ian Lucas

2

5.0

Denis MacShane

3

4.67

Fiona Mactaggart

5

3.8

Anne Main

6

4.17

Humfrey Malins

29

4.24

John Mann

3

5.0

Francis Maude

20

6.05

Theresa May

11

8.55

John McDonnell

33

5.91

Anne McIntosh

2

6.0

Shona McIsaac

1

1.0

Alan Meale

1

4.0

Patrick Mercer

7

4.29

Anne Milton

6

5.67

Austin Mitchell

8

5.75

Madeleine Moon

2

5.0

Michael Moore

1

7.0

Margaret Moran

14

4.79

Jessica Morden

1

4.0

Julie Morgan

2

5.5

Elliot Morley

1

2.0

Greg Mulholland

3

5.67

Chris Mullin

2

3.5

Denis Murphy

7

6.0

Andrew Murrison

8

5.0

Robert Neill

20

4.8

Brooks Newmark

3

4.0

Stephen O’Brien

2

6.5

George Osborne

3

3.67

James Paice

4

3.75

Owen Paterson

5

4.0

Mike Penning

2

7.5

Eric Pickles

31

2.61

Greg Pope

2

4.0

Gordon Prentice

4

5.0

Adam Price

2

4.0

John Randall

1

5.0

John Redwood

1

4.0

Jamie Reed

1

1.0

Linda Riordan

1

4.0

Angus Robertson

1

6.0

Iris Robinson

1

5.0

Dan Rogerson

9

5.0

Andrew Rosindell

29

3.55

David Ruffley

22

6.23

Bob Russell

5

4.0

Andrew Selous

2

4.0

Virenda Sharma

3

4.67

Barry Sheerman

1

3.0

Richard Shepherd

3

5.0

David Simpson

11

7.45

Keith Simpson

1

5.0

Geraldine Smith

1

5.0

Peter Soulsby

1

5.0

John Spellar

8

6.13

Michael Spicer

1

3.0

Bob Spink

14

10.64

Richard Spring

5

5.2

Anthony Steen

1

32.0

Howard Stoate

3

4.0

Andrew Stunell

1

9.0

Jo Swinson

2

3.0

Hugo Swire

3

4.67

Dari Taylor

2

7.0

David Taylor

2

8.5

Matthew Taylor

1

5.0

Sarah Teather

8

6.5

Mark Todd

5

4.6

Jon Trickett

3

3.0

Andrew Tyrie

8

4.0

Ed Vaizey

1

5.0

Shailesh Vara

7

7.43

Keith Vaz

7

6.86

Theresa Villiers

6

6.5

Rudi Vis

33

5.61

Charles Walker

5

6.6

Michael Weir

6

8.83

Bill Wiggin

2

10.0

Roger Williams

4

18.75

Phil Willis

1

8.0

Jenny Willott

74

15.19

David Wilshire

2

4.0

Pete Wishart

2

5.5

Mike Wood

10

4.5

David Wright

1

5.0

Tony Wright

1

5.0

Richard Younger-Ross

2

4.0

Total

1,468

5.60

Named day questions

MP

Total number of questions tabled

Average time in sitting days for answer

Danny Alexander

1

4.0

Graham Allen

1

1.0

James Arbuthnot

3

2.67

Gordon Banks

5

1.0

Celia Barlow

1

1.0

John Baron

6

1.0

Hugh Bayley

1

1.0

Tim Boswell

1

1.0

James Brokenshire

4

1.0

Annette Brooke

2

1.0

Jeremy Browne

2

1.0

Angela Browning

4

1.75

Colin Burgon

4

1.0

Simon Burns

12

2.0

David Burrowes

20

1.1

Paul Burstow

1

3.0

Dawn Butler

1

1.0

Stephen Byers

2

2.0

Gregory Campbell

1

1.0

Jeremy Corbyn

2

1.0

Patrick Cormack

1

2.0

Jim Cousins

1

2.0

Stephen Crabb

3

1.0

Jim Cunningham

15

1.13

David Davies

1

1.0

David Davis

5

5.8

Jim Devine

1

1.0

David Drew

2

1.5

Jonathan Djanogly

8

1.0

Iain Duncan-Smith

1

4.0

Louise Ellman

4

2.0

Tobias Ellwood

1

1.0

Jeff Ennis

1

1.0

Nigel Evans

25

3.28

Tim Farron

1

1.0

Lynne Featherstone

1

1.0

Frank Field

4

3.0

Don Foster

1

7.0

Christopher Fraser

1

1.0

Roger Gale

3

1.33

Edward Garnier

25

3.88

Andrew George

5

1.0

Neil Gerrard

5

1.4

Cheryl Gillan

15

1.0

Paul Goodman

1

3.0

Robert Goodwill

2

3.5

Justine Greening

1

1.0

Andrew Gwynne

1

1.0

Stephen Hammond

1

1.0

Mike Hancock

1

1.0

Mark Harper

2

1.0

Evan Harris

1

1.0

John Hayes

1

14.0

David Heath

7

4.71

John Hemming

1

1.0

Nick Herbert

55

2.53

Philip Hollobone

3

1.0

Martin Horwood

1

1.0

David Howarth

3

1.0

Chris Huhne

9

18.33

Brian Iddon

1

1.0

Adam Ingram

6

1.33

Michael Jack

1

1.0

Stewart Jackson

19

1.05

Helen Jones

4

2.25

Kevan Jones

1

1.0

Eric Joyce

1

1.0

Sally Keeble

2

2.0

David Kidney

2

1.0

Greg Knight

3

1.0

Susan Kramer

3

1.0

Tony Lloyd

1

1.0

Elfyn Llwyd

9

1.33

Tim Loughton

1

6.0

Ian Lucas

1

4.0

Andrew Mackinlay

3

1.0

Angus MacNeil

1

3.0

Humfrey Malins

5

1.4

John Mann

1

1.0

Rob Marris

3

1.0

Chris McCafferty

1

1.0

Sarah McCarthy-Fry

1

1.0

John McDonnell

7

1.71

Jim McGovern

1

45.0

Anne McIntosh

1

1.0

Shona McIsaac

1

1.0

Chris Mole

1

1.0

Greg Mulholland

6

2.67

Mark Oaten

4

3.75

Richard Ottaway

1

1.0

Stephen Pound

1

1.0

Adam Price

2

1.0

John Robertson

2

1.0

Dan Rogerson

3

1.67

Paul Rowan

1

1.0

Chris Ruane

3

1.0

Bob Russell

11

1.0

Adrian Sanders

1

1.0

Andrew Selous

3

1.33

Sion Simon

1

1.0

Marsha Singh

1

1.0

Angela C. Smith

1

1.0

Geraldine Smith

2

1.0

Nicholas Soames

1

1.0

Helen Southworth

1

1.0

Michael Spicer

1

2.0

Bob Spink

4

1.0

Anthony Steen

3

1.0

Gary Streeter

2

1.0

Graham Stringer

2

1.0

Desmond Swayne

1

1.0

Jo Swinson

1

1.0

David Taylor

4

9.0

Paddy Tipping

1

1.0

Andrew Turner

2

1.0

Andrew Tyrie

1

14.0

Rudi Vis

1

1.0

Steve Webb

2

1.5

Hywel Williams

5

1.4

Phil Willis

1

1.0

Jenny Willott

4

5.5

David Winnick

1

1.0

Derek Wyatt

4

1.0

Total

459

2.25

1 Includes PQs unanswered as at 29 April 2008.