§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will introduce a charter setting the maximum period for Government Departments to reply to letters from(a) hon. Members and (b) constituents.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Each Department has set its own target for replying to hon. Members' correspondence.558W A table showing performance against targets for 1991 was published on 3 August 1992, Official Report, column 711; a similar table showing ministerial correspondence in 1992 will be published shortly.