§ Linda Perham
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the letter from the hon. Member for Ilford, North on behalf of Mrs. C. A. Beadle of Tomswood Hill, Ilford dated 2 July 2001 took nine months to answer. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The delay in replying to my hon. Friend's letter is regretted. This was due to administrative error.