§ Ms Estelle Morris
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will publish a table indicating the average length of time Government Ministers take to respond to letters from hon. Members;
(2) what are the targets for the time taken for Government Ministers to respond to letters from hon. Members.
§ Mr. David Davis
I refer the hon. Member to the reply by my hon. Friend the Member for Wantage (Mr. Jackson) on 23 March 1993, columns551–52, showing the volume of correspondence from hon. Members to Ministers and agency chief executives in 1992, the targets set for reply and the percentage of replies sent within target. The corresponding 1993 figures will be published shortly.