Departmental Written Questions

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2010, Official Report, column 1094W, on departmental written questions; by what mechanism his Department monitors its responses to parliamentary questions; what its target time is for responses; and how its performance against that target is measured.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families)

The Department aims to answer ordinary written parliamentary questions within five sitting days of tabling and provide substantive replies to named day parliamentary questions on the date specified by the Member. Monthly statistics are being produced in this session within the Department to monitor performance against these targets.

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