§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many parliamentary questions, in the period November 1992 to March 1993, were answered with the response that the information requested is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost; how many were referred to an agency chief executive; and, in each case, what percentage of the total number of questions asked this constituted.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Seven parliamentary questions were answered during the period concerned using the answer in question. This represents 0.5 per cent. of the total questions answered. None was referred to an agency chief executive.