HC Deb 16 April 2002 vol 383 cc854-5W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff were involved in each of the last three years in preparing draft answers to written parliamentary questions. [49147]

Mr. Boateng

A large number of staff in the Departments and agencies responsible to the Chancellor of the Exchequer will have contributed to the drafting of answers to the 10,625 parliamentary questions answered by Treasury Ministers between April 1999 and March 2002. It is not possible to estimate the number of people involved.