HC Deb 30 October 1989 vol 159 c9W
Mr. Pawsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science 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.

Mrs. Rumbold

The information is not readily available in the form requested. The Department received 11,157 letters for ministerial reply between January and September this year; 4,798 were replied to within four weeks. Approximately two thirds of this correspondence was from hon. Members.

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