Departmental Questions

Home Department written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of questions tabled for answer on a named day to her Department received a substantive answer on the day due in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-terrorism, Crime and Policing), Home Office

Details of how many and what proportion of named day parliamentary questions the Home Office answered since 2006-07 is given in the following table:

Session:
2006-07 2007-08( 2)
Named day questions received 1,260 404
Answered substantively on the named day(1) 443 155
Proportion answered substantively on the named day (percentage) 35 38
(1) All questions not answered substantively on the named day receive a holding answer.

(2) To 12 March 2008.

Information prior to 2006-07 is not held in the format requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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