HC Deb 15 July 1985 vol 83 c20W
Mr. Tom Clarke

asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland if he will indicate the average time taken by his Department to provide a substantive answer to letters from hon. or right hon. Members during the 12 months period to the latest available date.

The Solicitor-General for Scotland

Between 1 July 1984 and 30 June 1985 the average time taken to answer 227 letters was 18⅓ days. A further five letters still await reply.