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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what average time his Department took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) named day questions in the last 12 months. (313650)

The information is as follows:

(a) Ordinary written questions: Total of 263 received, 242 answered within five sitting days (92 per cent.)

(b) Named day questions: Total of 38 received, 35 answered on the specified date (92 per cent.)

With effect from the current Session of Parliament, each Department will provide the Procedure Committee with sessional statistics on the time taken to answer written questions. This implements recommendation 24 of the third report from the Procedure Committee, Session 2008-09.