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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of questions tabled to his Department for written answer on a named day in the current session have been answered on the day named as at 1 May 2008. (204209)

Since the beginning of the 2007-08 Session and up to 30 April 2008 the Department has received a total of 3,135 PQs: 462 named day and 2,673 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 is shown in the following table.

Total named day PQs received

Total named day PQs answered on time (percentage)

November 2007

105

30

December 2007

58

38

January 2008

104

28

February 2008

89

42

March 2008

60

75

April 2008

46

83