A breakdown of parliamentary written questions

To see if Members of Parliament (MPs) always get the information they ask for, Class Notes trawled Parliamentary records from over a year — January 2019 to March 2020 — for the Government’s answers to Written Questions.


RELATED STORY: Parliament: Ask and you shall receive ⁠— most of the time


We sorted the questions by ministries and analysed them by question type and topic, political party of question asker, and how well they were answered. These are the excel sheets we worked off:


A summary of the statistics can be found here.

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