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Parliamentary Written Questions

International Development written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what proportion of questions for ordinary written answer received a substantive response within (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 30 and (d) more than 30 sitting days in the 2010-12 session to date.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

The Government have committed to providing the Procedure Committee with information relating to written parliamentary question performance on a sessional basis and will provide this information to the Committee at the end of the session. Statistics relating to the Government Department's performance for the 2009-10 parliamentary session were previously provided to the Committee and are available on the Parliament website.

Between May 2010 and November 2011 the Department for International Development (DFID) answered 1,499 ordinary written parliamentary questions within 10 sitting days and 90 within 20 sitting days. No ordinary written parliamentary questions took more than 20 sitting days to answer.

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