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House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight

To ask the hon. Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross representing the House of Commons Commission, what the average daily number of letters sent from the House of Commons to Government departments was in each year since 2000.

Photo of John Thurso John Thurso Chair, Finance and Services Committee

The number of letters sent from the House of Commons to Government Departments via the Inter-Despatch Service (IDS) over the period for which records are held is listed below. No count was made of individual items before May 2012 and so no information is available prior to this date.

Number of items
2012 (May–Dec)31,849
201342,243
201436,512
2015 (Jan)3,426

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