HC Deb 26 February 1997 vol 291 cc222-3W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many questions were tabled for reply by his Department in each Session since 1979–80; in how many instances in each year the reply has been that providing the information involved disproportionate cost; and in how many instances in each year questions have been given the reply that the information was not available centrally. [16797]

Sir Nicholas Bonsor

A list of the number of written and oral parliamentary questions answered by this Department in the Sessions 1982–83 to 1995–96, as supplied by the parliamentary on-line information service unit, has been placed in the House Library. Figures for 1979–80 to 1981–82 are not available.

The rest of the information requested could be provided only at disproportional cost.