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S5W-02226: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 31 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of correspondence each (a) minister and (b) cabinet secretary received (i) since May 2016 and (ii) from January to April 2016 (A) has not been answered, (B) received a holding response only and (C) received an initial holding response before being responded to in full.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 20 September 2016

Cabinet Secretary/ Minister

Correspondence Received between 1 May and 31 August 2016

Total added to MACCS

Reply not yet issued (%)

Interim Reply – no final reply issued (%)

Interim Reply – Final reply issued (%)

First Minister

2439

23.0

0.4

1.0

DFM and Education and Skills

674

26.7

3.3

1.2

Finance and Constitution

129

45.7

1.5

1.5

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work

266

29.7

0.4

1.9

Rural Economy and Connectivity

351

39.6

1.1

2.3

Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

326

28.5

0.3

1.5

Health and Sport

879

23.0

0.1

1.9

Justice

298

34.6

0.3

2.3

Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

264

31.4

0.4

0.7

Communities, Social Security and Equalities

294

20.7

0.3

0.3

Childcare and Early Years

99

31.0

2.0

1.0

Further and Higher Education and Science

81

27.1

0.0

2.5

Parliamentary Business

61

8.2

0.0

1.6

Business Innovation and Energy

196

47.4

0.5

1.5

Employability and Training

89

28.4

0.0

1.1

Transport and Islands

611

19.9

0.0

0.8

Mental Health

121

28.1

0.0

0.8

Public Health and Sport

179

35.8

0.0

2.5

Community Safety and Legal Affairs

33

39.4

3.0

0.0

International Development and Europe

90

20.0

0.0

0.0

Local Government and Housing

272

29.0

0.0

1.1

Social Security

34

64.7

0.0

2.9

Scottish Ministers (general)

1723

12.5

0.3

0.6

All

9509

24.2

0.6

1.1