Departmental Written Questions

Justice written question – answered on 1st May 2008.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The information requested is in the following tables. It includes questions tabled for answer between 6 November 2007 and 4 April 2008.

Ordinary written questions
MP Total number of questions tabled Average time in sitting days for answer
Diane Abbott 2 4.5
Adam Afriyie 4 4.0
Peter Ainsworth 1 5.0
Danny Alexander 4 4.25
David Amess 27 4.63
David Anderson 3 5.40
Janet Anderson 1 3.0
Norman Baker 9 7.67
Tony Baldry 2 4.5
Gordon Banks 1 4.0
Hugh Bayley 4 4.75
Alan Beith 1 24.0
Henry Bellingham 72 4.64
Roger Berry 1 5.0
Peter Bone 1 4.0
Tom Brake 9 5.78
Julian Brazier 1 4.0
James Brokenshire 18 4.44
Jeremy Browne 12 10.42
Malcolm Bruce 2 7.0
Simon Burns 2 2.5
David Burrowes 13 4.92
Paul Burstow 2 7.0
Lorely Burt 1 4.0
Vincent Cable 3 23.33
Ronnie Campbell 7 3.14
Alistair Carmichael 1 6.0
James Clappison 8 3.88
Nick Clegg 1 4.0
Harry Cohen 3 3.33
Jim Cousins 4 9.25
Mary Creagh 1 5.0
John Cummings 4 5.25
Claire Curtis-Thomas 1 4.0
Dai Davies 2 5.0
David Davies 8 4.25
Philip Davies 33 3.82
David Davis 22 ((1))8.18
Andrew Dismore 1 4.0
Jonathan Djanogly 3 7.0
Jim Dowd 1 16.0
David Drew 21 7.0
Alan Duncan 1 4.0
Philip Dunne 7 3.29
Jeff Ennis 2 5.0
Bill Etherington 1 8.0
Nigel Evans 1 13.0
David Evennett 4 6.0
Tim Farron 1 4.0
Lynne Featherstone 8 5.13
Frank Field 2 4.0
Don Foster 2 4.0
Liam Fox 2 4.5
Roger Gale 2 6.0
Edward Garnier 67 5.25
David Gauke 5 5.8
Neil Gerrard 11 7.27
Cheryl Gillan 24 5.08
Linda Gilroy 1 2.0
Julia Goldsworthy 3 19.0
Paul Goodman 2 4.5
James Gray 8 6.13
Damian Green 7 6.14
Dominic Grieve 9 4.33
Nia Griffith 9 3.78
John Gummer 9 6.89
Andrew Gwynne 2 4.5
William Hague 2 3.0
Fabian Hamilton 2 3.5
Philip Hammond 16 12.44
Mike Hancock 8 3.5
Greg Hands 2 4.5
Mark Harper 4 5.25
John Hayes 17 9.29
David Heath 19 7.63
John Hemming 3 3.33
Stephen Hepburn 1 5.0
Nick Herbert 41 4.93
Lady Hermon 18 5.89
Mark Hoban 65 7.4
Philip Hollobone 2 5.0
Kelvin Hopkins 1 1.0
Martin Horwood 1 3.0
Stewart Hosie 1 5.0
David Howarth 1 1.0
Lindsay Hoyle 6 5.5
Chris Huhne 9 7.56
Joan Humble 1 4.0
Mark Hunter 1 3.0
Nick Hurd 25 2.96
Adam Ingram 1 4.0
Stewart Jackson 7 4.29
Sian James 1 3.0
Brian Jenkins 11 6.73
Boris Johnson 9 4.0
David Jones 1 8.0
Kevan Jones 1 4.0
Lynne Jones 7 4.0
Sir Gerald Kaufman 4 4.75
Daniel Kawczynski 1 13.0
Sally Keeble 3 5.0
Fraser Kemp 5 5.8
Robert Key 1 2.0
David Kidney 14 4.14
Susan Kramer 4 6.0
Ashok Kumar 13 6.0
Norman Lamb 2 4.0
Mark Lancaster 3 4.0
Andrew Lansley 2 6.5
David Laws 6 (1)12.66
Oliver Letwin 1 19.0
Tom Levitt 2 5.0
Ian Liddell-Grainger 1 6.0
Elfyn Llwyd 28 4.46
Tim Loughton 4 2.25
Ian Lucas 2 5.0
Denis MacShane 3 4.67
Fiona Mactaggart 5 3.8
Anne Main 6 4.17
Humfrey Malins 29 4.24
John Mann 3 5.0
Francis Maude 20 6.05
Theresa May 11 8.55
John McDonnell 33 5.91
Anne McIntosh 2 6.0
Shona McIsaac 1 1.0
Alan Meale 1 4.0
Patrick Mercer 7 4.29
Anne Milton 6 5.67
Austin Mitchell 8 5.75
Madeleine Moon 2 5.0
Michael Moore 1 7.0
Margaret Moran 14 4.79
Jessica Morden 1 4.0
Julie Morgan 2 5.5
Elliot Morley 1 2.0
Greg Mulholland 3 5.67
Chris Mullin 2 3.5
Denis Murphy 7 6.0
Andrew Murrison 8 5.0
Robert Neill 20 4.8
Brooks Newmark 3 4.0
Stephen O'Brien 2 6.5
George Osborne 3 3.67
James Paice 4 3.75
Owen Paterson 5 4.0
Mike Penning 2 7.5
Eric Pickles 31 2.61
Greg Pope 2 4.0
Gordon Prentice 4 5.0
Adam Price 2 4.0
John Randall 1 5.0
John Redwood 1 4.0
Jamie Reed 1 1.0
Linda Riordan 1 4.0
Angus Robertson 1 6.0
Iris Robinson 1 5.0
Dan Rogerson 9 5.0
Andrew Rosindell 29 3.55
David Ruffley 22 6.23
Bob Russell 5 4.0
Andrew Selous 2 4.0
Virenda Sharma 3 4.67
Barry Sheerman 1 3.0
Richard Shepherd 3 5.0
David Simpson 11 7.45
Keith Simpson 1 5.0
Geraldine Smith 1 5.0
Peter Soulsby 1 5.0
John Spellar 8 6.13
Michael Spicer 1 3.0
Bob Spink 14 10.64
Richard Spring 5 5.2
Anthony Steen 1 32.0
Howard Stoate 3 4.0
Andrew Stunell 1 9.0
Jo Swinson 2 3.0
Hugo Swire 3 4.67
Dari Taylor 2 7.0
David Taylor 2 8.5
Matthew Taylor 1 5.0
Sarah Teather 8 6.5
Mark Todd 5 4.6
Jon Trickett 3 3.0
Andrew Tyrie 8 4.0
Ed Vaizey 1 5.0
Shailesh Vara 7 7.43
Keith Vaz 7 6.86
Theresa Villiers 6 6.5
Rudi Vis 33 5.61
Charles Walker 5 6.6
Michael Weir 6 8.83
Bill Wiggin 2 10.0
Roger Williams 4 (1)8.75
Phil Willis 1 8.0
Jenny Willott 74 (1)5.19
David Wilshire 2 4.0
Pete Wishart 2 5.5
Mike Wood 10 4.5
David Wright 1 5.0
Tony Wright 1 5.0
Richard Younger-Ross 2 4.0
Total 1,468 5.60
Named day questions
MP Total number of questions tabled Average time in sitting days for answer
Danny Alexander 1 4.0
Graham Allen 1 1.0
James Arbuthnot 3 2.67
Gordon Banks 5 1.0
Celia Barlow 1 1.0
John Baron 6 1.0
Hugh Bayley 1 1.0
Tim Boswell 1 1.0
James Brokenshire 4 1.0
Annette Brooke 2 1.0
Jeremy Browne 2 1.0
Angela Browning 4 1.75
Colin Burgon 4 1.0
Simon Burns 12 2.0
David Burrowes 20 1.1
Paul Burstow 1 3.0
Dawn Butler 1 1.0
Stephen Byers 2 2.0
Gregory Campbell 1 1.0
Jeremy Corbyn 2 1.0
Patrick Cormack 1 2.0
Jim Cousins 1 2.0
Stephen Crabb 3 1.0
Jim Cunningham 15 1.13
David Davies 1 1.0
David Davis 5 5.8
Jim Devine 1 1.0
David Drew 2 1.5
Jonathan Djanogly 8 1.0
Iain Duncan-Smith 1 4.0
Louise Ellman 4 2.0
Tobias Ellwood 1 1.0
Jeff Ennis 1 1.0
Nigel Evans 25 3.28
Tim Farron 1 1.0
Lynne Featherstone 1 1.0
Frank Field 4 3.0
Don Foster 1 7.0
Christopher Fraser 1 1.0
Roger Gale 3 1.33
Edward Garnier 25 3.88
Andrew George 5 1.0
Neil Gerrard 5 1.4
Cheryl Gillan 15 1.0
Paul Goodman 1 3.0
Robert Goodwill 2 3.5
Justine Greening 1 1.0
Andrew Gwynne 1 1.0
Stephen Hammond 1 1.0
Mike Hancock 1 1.0
Mark Harper 2 1.0
Evan Harris 1 1.0
John Hayes 1 14.0
David Heath 7 4.71
John Hemming 1 1.0
Nick Herbert 55 2.53
Philip Hollobone 3 1.0
Martin Horwood 1 1.0
David Howarth 3 1.0
Chris Huhne 9 (1)8.33
Brian Iddon 1 1.0
Adam Ingram 6 1.33
Michael Jack 1 1.0
Stewart Jackson 19 1.05
Helen Jones 4 2.25
Kevan Jones 1 1.0
Eric Joyce 1 1.0
Sally Keeble 2 2.0
David Kidney 2 1.0
Greg Knight 3 1.0
Susan Kramer 3 1.0
Tony Lloyd 1 1.0
Elfyn Llwyd 9 1.33
Tim Loughton 1 6.0
Ian Lucas 1 4.0
Andrew Mackinlay 3 1.0
Angus MacNeil 1 3.0
Humfrey Malins 5 1.4
John Mann 1 1.0
Rob Marris 3 1.0
Chris McCafferty 1 1.0
Sarah McCarthy-Fry 1 1.0
John McDonnell 7 1.71
Jim McGovern 1 45.0
Anne McIntosh 1 1.0
Shona McIsaac 1 1.0
Chris Mole 1 1.0
Greg Mulholland 6 2.67
Mark Oaten 4 3.75
Richard Ottaway 1 1.0
Stephen Pound 1 1.0
Adam Price 2 1.0
John Robertson 2 1.0
Dan Rogerson 3 1.67
Paul Rowan 1 1.0
Chris Ruane 3 1.0
Bob Russell 11 1.0
Adrian Sanders 1 1.0
Andrew Selous 3 1.33
Sion Simon 1 1.0
Marsha Singh 1 1.0
Angela C. Smith 1 1.0
Geraldine Smith 2 1.0
Nicholas Soames 1 1.0
Helen Southworth 1 1.0
Michael Spicer 1 2.0
Bob Spink 4 1.0
Anthony Steen 3 1.0
Gary Streeter 2 1.0
Graham Stringer 2 1.0
Desmond Swayne 1 1.0
Jo Swinson 1 1.0
David Taylor 4 9.0
Paddy Tipping 1 1.0
Andrew Turner 2 1.0
Andrew Tyrie 1 14.0
Rudi Vis 1 1.0
Steve Webb 2 1.5
Hywel Williams 5 1.4
Phil Willis 1 1.0
Jenny Willott 4 5.5
David Winnick 1 1.0
Derek Wyatt 4 1.0
Total 459 2.25
(1) Includes PQs unanswered as at 29 April 2008.

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