To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of named day written questions were answered by her Department within the prescribed period in the (a) 2012-13 session, (b) 2013-14 session and (c) 2014-15 session to date.
The information requested is shown below:
(a) 2012-13 session: 87% of named day questions were answered on the nominated day;
(b) 2013-14 session: 83% of named day questions were answered on the nominated day;
(c) 2014-15 to date: 88% of named day questions have been answered on the nominated day.
Departmental performance information, for ordinary and named day Parliamentary Questions, is collated by the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons and submitted to the Procedure Committee. This is published on a sessional basis by the committee, and includes evidence regarding departmental performance. The monitoring report relating to the 2012-13 session was published on 13 February 2014 as HC1046. The report covering statistics relating to performance during the 2013-14 session will be published very shortly by the Procedure Committee.