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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many questions for written answer tabled to his Department in Session 2007-08 did not receive a substantive reply; and if he will make a statement. (240404)

Out of a total number of 1,720 questions received by my Department in the last Session, four questions did not receive a substantive reply. All four questions were tabled in November. Unfortunately, it was not possible to answer any of them prior to Prorogation.

A further seven questions received a Prorogation answer (these were tabled on or after 20 November).