Departmental Written Questions

International Development 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 International Development 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 Douglas Alexander Douglas Alexander The Secretary of State for International Development

The Department for International Development is committed to responding to written parliamentary questions promptly. Since the start of the 2007-08 Session to date:

(a) 78 per cent. of 677 ordinary written questions have been answered within five sitting days

(b) 84 per cent. of the 137 named day questions have been answered on the day specified.

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