HC Deb 17 March 2004 vol 419 c364W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many parliamentary questions have been tabled to his Department since 1st January 2003, broken down by(a) ordinary written and (b) named day; what percentage in respect of (a)were answered within 10 working days and what percentage in respect of (b) were answered by the specified date. [157738]

Mr. Caplin

According to our records 4,195 ordinary written parliamentary questions and 819 named day parliamentary questions were tabled to Defence Ministers between 1 January 2003 and 26 February 2004.

Information on the number of days taken to answer is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Defence Ministers aim to answer named day questions on the day named and ordinary written questions within five sitting days.

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