HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 cc656-7W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average time it takes to answer correspondence from hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Brittan

It is not possible to calculate the average time without disproportionate cost, but every effort is made to ensure that there are no avoidable delays.