§ 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.