§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many parliamentary questions to his Department in the past five years have not been answered because of disproportionate cost or because the information requested was not held centrally; how many could be answered now due to computerisation and/or more effective operational systems; and if he will list each such question along with the name and constituency of the hon. Member who tabled it.
§ Mr. Norris
The number of questions to the Department that were not answered due to disproportionate cost or because the information was not held centrally over the last five years was 88.
The number of such questions that could now be answered due to increased computerisation and other changes to operational systems could be calculated only at disproportionate cost.