HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 c372W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what percentage of letters from hon. Members to his Department received a reply(a) in under four weeks, (b) within four to six weeks, (c) within six to eight weeks and (d) over eight weeks, in each of the last three years;

(2) what information his Department has on the length of time taken to respond to letters from hon. Members.

Mr. Wakeham

The Department's general objective: is to answer letters from hon. Members within three weeks of receipt. At present the Department has no letters awaiting a reply which have been outstanding for longer than that period. The specific information requested by the hon. Member can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

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