§ Mr. Alexander
I have been asked to reply.
The Cabinet Office, on an annual basis, publishes a report to Parliament on the volume of Members' correspondence received by Departments. The report for 2001 was published on Friday 24 May Official Report, column 674W. Copies of previous reports are available in the Library of the House.1037W
Information on the volume of other correspondence received by Ministers is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.