Departmental written assembly questions statistics

In March 2020 the NI Executive agreed updated Guidance for Ministers in the Exercise of their Official Responsibilities:

Section 3 of the guidance requires performance statistics for each of the departments to be published on a quarterly basis.

The NI Assembly’s Standing Orders set out the timescales within which Ministers are required to respond to Assembly Questions.

DfE statistics for the periods from 1 September to 31 December 2020 and 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 are set out in the tables:

Departmental statistics on written assembly questions

Month in 2021

ALL WRITTEN AQS

 

TOTAL*

ON TIME

January

133

55

February

281

168

March

253

179

TOTAL

667

402

Month in 2020

ALL WRITTEN AQS

 

TOTAL*

ON TIME

September

115

 

61

October

 

241

119

November

 

213

85

December

 

280

133

TOTAL

849

398

*Total is the number of questions tabled for answer in the month stated.

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