The Department's performance in answering parliamentary questions is monitored by its Management Board.
In CLG, Ministers endeavour to provide hon. Members with a substantive response to their named day question on the date specified, and to answer ordinary written questions within a working week of being tabled. In 2009, CLG Ministers received:
862 questions for answer on a named day of which 708 (82 per cent.) received a substantive answer on the due date; and
4,853 ordinary written questions of which 4,112 (85 per cent.) were answered within a working week.