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Departmental Written Questions

Volume 505: debated on Wednesday 10 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2010, Official Report, column 1094W, on departmental written questions; by what mechanism his Department monitors its responses to parliamentary questions; what its target time is for responses; and how its performance against that target is measured. (316508)

The Department aims to answer ordinary written parliamentary questions within five sitting days of tabling and provide substantive replies to named day parliamentary questions on the date specified by the Member. Monthly statistics are being produced in this session within the Department to monitor performance against these targets.