§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what percentage of mail received in the last 12 months for which figures are available from right hon. and hon. Members was replied to by him within(a) up to 20 days, (b) 21 to 30 days, (c) 31 to 40 days and (d) over 40 days. 51W
§ Mr. Mudie
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office to my hon. Friend the Member for Lincoln (Gillian Merron) on 11 June 1999,Official Report, columns 403–06, which sets out departmental performance against the targets set for answering correspondence from right hon. and hon. Members in the 1998 calendar year.
The percentage of mail received in the last 12 months from right hon. and hon. Members which are replied to within time scales specified could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
§ Mr. Kaufman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he intends to reply to the letters to him dated 30 March, 29 April and 4 June from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Pat McGuinness.