§ Mr. Webb
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the average time taken by his Department to answer(a) a named day question and (b) an ordinary written question tabled by (i) all hon. Members and (ii) the hon. Member for Northavon in (A) this and (B) the previous session. 
§ Maria Eagle
The information for this session up to 20 March 2002 is in the table. Information for previous session is not available.
Average time to answer Parliamentary Questions (Days) Ordinary Written Named Day All honourable Members 12 6 Hon. Member for Northavon 14 5