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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of questions tabled to his Department for written answer on a named day have been answered on the day named in the current Session. (204208)

Since the beginning of the 2007-08 Session and up to 30 April 2008, the Department has received a total of 1,272 PQs—parliamentary questions—153 named day and 1,119 ordinary written PQs. The manual check of all named day PQs carried out to monitor the timeliness of replies for the months of November 2007 to April 2008 are shown in the following table.

Total named day PQs received (Number)

Total named day PQs answered on time (Percentage)

November 2007

46

37

December 2007

23

35

January 2008

16

6

February 2008

17

35

March 2008

27

11

April 2008

15

80