§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many reports were issued by the562W Scottish legal services ombudsman during (a) 1994, (b) 1995 and (c) 1996; how many of these were issued (i) within two months of, (ii) more than two months and less than four months after, (iii) more than four months and less than six months after and (iv) more than six months after his receipt of the relevant file from the Law Society of Scotland. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 29 November 1996]The information requested is as follows:
11994 21995 31996 Number of reports issued 105 116 499 1In 1994, 89 reports were issued within two months, 15 in 2–4 months, and one in 4–6 months. 2In 1995, 18 reports were issued within two months, 97 in 2–4 months and one in 4–6 months. 3In 1996, 14 reports were issued within two months, 36 in 2–4 months, 44 in 4–6 months and 5 in over 6 months. 4To 26 November.