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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Questions for written answer were tabled to him in Session (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05, (d) 2005-06, (e) 2006-07 and (f) 2007-08 to date; and how many were (i) answered substantively and (ii) not answered on grounds of disproportionate cost. (235384)

Details are as follows:

Session

Number of written PQs tabled

Number not fully answered on grounds of disproportionate cost

Number answered half factually and half at disproportionate cost

2002-03

128

1

0

2003-04

121

0

2

2004-05

120

0

3

2005-06

185

1

2

2006-07

258

1

1

2007-081

381

0

2

1 Until 31 October 2008