§ Sir Brian Mawhinney
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for North-West Cambridgeshire of 18 December on behalf of Mr. Turner. 
§ Mr. Straw
I regret that there is no record of the letter dated 18 December from the right hon. Member being received in the Home Office. A letter dated 14 December from Mr. Turner was received in the Home Office on 18 December. He will receive a reply very soon. I will ensure that a copy of that reply is sent to the right hon. Member.
§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister intends to answer the letters from the hon. Member for Truro and St. Austell on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Capell, 8 Wedgewood Road, St. Austell, dated 27 November and 22 December. 
§ Mr. Michael
The reply was incorporated in my composite letter of 30 January to each hon. Member about the present position on the firearms compensation scheme. I regret that the volume of correspondence received about the progress of individual claims had prevented an earlier reply from being sent.