§ Mr. George
asked the Lord Privy Seal how many parliamentary questions, written and oral, have been tabled to the Secretary of State for Defence over each of the last three Sessions.
§ Mr. Biffen
The information requested is as follows:250W
Number 1981–82 1,754 1982–83 1,578 1983–84 2,422
These figures do not include questions originally tabled to Defence and later transferred to another Department and similarly any questions which were tabled and subsequently withdrawn.