Departmental Written Questions

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many days it took on average to answer written parliamentary questions tabled by each hon. Member for answer by him in the last six months.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The Department's IT systems are currently unable to provide the full breakdown requested. Since the beginning of the 2007-08 Session and up to 31 March 2008 the Department has received a total of 2,674 PQs, 416 named day and 2,258 ordinary written PQs. The manual check of all named day PQs carried out to monitor the timeliness of replies for the months of November 2007 to March 2008 are shown in the following table.

Total named day PQs received Total named day PQs answered on time (percentage)
November 2007 105 30
December 2007 58 38
January 2008 104 28
February 2008 89 42
March 2008 60 75

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