§ Mr. French
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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. Peter Walker
A total of 240 oral questions were tabled to the Secretary of State for Wales between 1 January and 31 December 1988; of these oral questions 100 were answered by written reply because they were riot reached.
The figure does not include oral questions which were subsequently withdrawn, unstarred or transferred to other Departments.