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.