Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Written Questions

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th January 2023.

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Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), Minister of State

The House of Commons Procedure Committee publishes statistics on Written Parliamentary Questions (WPQs) on a sessional basis, with the most recent data on departmental answering performance published in July 2022. The Procedure Committee’s most recent report on performance notes that, in the 2021-22 session of Parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) answered 91% of ordinary questions, and 90% of named day questions, on time.

Data provided by the House of Commons Table Office shows that between 4 January and 26 April 2022, DCMS answered 90% of ordinary WPQs, and 89% of named day WPQs, on time. Between 10 May and 21 July 2022, these figures were 81% and 89% respectively.

Statistics for the remainder of 2022 have not yet been provided by the Table Office.

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