Speaker's Correspondence (2017)
I am writing to request the breakdown of all communications received by the Speaker's Office with respect to his statement on Westminster Hall on 6th February 2017. I would like know the total number of communications received broken down into those which support the Speaker's stance, and those who are opposed to it
This information is held by the House of Commons.
Since Mr Speaker’s response to a point of order in the Chamber of the House of Commons on 6 February 2017, in relation to Westminster Hall and up to close of play on 15 February, the Speaker’s Office have received 4081 communications specifically relating to this issue. This figure comprises 402 letters and 3679 e-mails.
3227 of the total number of communications received support Mr Speaker’s position. This figure comprises 281 letters and 2946 e-mails.
854 of the total number of communications received do not support Mr Speaker’s position. This figure comprises 121 letters and 733 e-mails.