§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will indicate the average time taken by his Department to provide a substantive answer to letters from right hon. and hon. Members during the 12 months period to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Renton
For the 12-month period ended 30 June 1985 the average time taken to provide substantive answers to letters from right hon. and hon. Members by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was 12 days.