§ Mr. Nigel Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters he has received on the workings of the Criminal Justice Act 1991; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jack
[holding answer 27 October 1992]: I regret that it is not possible to identify from central records of correspondence received from all sources how many of the several thousand letters dealt with in different parts of the Home Office each month refer to the workings of the Act, either as a single subject, or as one among several others. However, it is beyond question that many correspondents are referring to the Act and these referrals have increased since 1 October when the vast majority of its provisions came into effect.