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Questions for Written Answer: Summer Recess Tabling Arrangements

Volume 686: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

As an experiment this summer Members were entitled to table six additional Questions for Written Answer, on Monday 4 September. I am grateful to the House authorities, particularly the Table Office, for their co-operation in the successful conduct of the experiment.

34 Members chose to take advantage of the experiment, tabling a total of 141 Questions for Written Answer. A breakdown by answering department is given in the table below.

129 of these questions (91 per cent) had been answered by 6 pm on Monday 9 October, the day the House returned after the Summer Recess.

In due course I will make a proposal to the Procedure Committee about future arrangements.

Department

Questions tabled on 4 September

CO

3

DCLG

5

DCMS

5

Defra

14

DfCA

5

DfES

6

DfID

4

DfT

12

DoH

12

DTI

5

DWP

3

FCO

9

HMT

11

Home

22

LHoL

1

MoD

20

NI

4

TOTAL

141