§ Mr. Oaten
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many questions to his Department tabled for ordinary written answer during Session 1998–99 were answered(a) within two weeks of tabling, (b) within one month of tabling, (c) within three months of tabling and (d) after three months of tabling. 
§ Dr. Moonie
During the Session 1998–99, 1,347 questions were tabled to my Department for ordinary written answer. Of this total, 1,240 were answered within two weeks of tabling, 1,284 were answered within one month of tabling and 1,304 were answered within three months of tabling. All 1,347 questions were answered after three months of tabling.