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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on how many occasions in the last 12 months Ministers in his Department have used their discretion to rule that a parliamentary question for written answer should be answered because it would be in the public interest to do so, even though to do so would exceed the disproportionate cost threshold of £700. (249128)

The information requested is not recorded. As a matter of general principle, we aim to provide as much information as possible when answering written questions and would consider providing an answer, despite it exceeding the disproportionate cost threshold, if it was deemed to be in the public interest.