HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c289W
Mr. French

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many oral parliamentary questions he has answered by written reply because the question was not reached at Question Time for the most recent year for which figures are available.

Mr. Rifkind

In the 1987–88 parliamentary Session, approximately 362. It is not possible to extract from this figure the number of questions withdrawn on the day on which they were due for answer.