§ 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.