§ Mr. Collins
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he intends to reply to the letter sent to him by Karen Lloyd and Sarah Varnan of Windermere Road, Kendal on 23 February. 
§ Mr. Mudie
I am afraid there is no record of the original letter to the Secretary of State having been received in the Department. However, the correspondents copied their letter to the Prime Minister on 19 April. A copy arrived in the Department from the Prime Minister's382W office on 30 April. We will reply within the timetable set by the Department's Correspondence Standard, ie 15 working days from receipt.