HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 c412W
Mr. Weir

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many letters were received by each Minister in his Department in each month since June 1997. [59307]

Mr. Leslie

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. For information for 2001 I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, South (Mr. Clarke) on Friday 24 May 2002 Official Report, columns 674–76W when I was Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office.

On other correspondence received by Ministers, this information is not held centrally and can be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.