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Departmental Written Questions

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of questions tabled to his Department for written answer on a named day have been answered on the day named in the current Session.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills)

Since the beginning of the 2007-08 Session and up to 30 April 2008, the Department has received a total of 1,272 PQs—parliamentary questions—153 named day and 1,119 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 April 2008 are shown in the following table.

Total named day PQs received (Number) Total named day PQs answered on time (Percentage)
November 2007 46 37
December 2007 23 35
January 2008 16 6
February 2008 17 35
March 2008 27 11
April 2008 15 80

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