§ Mr. Chope
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 2 December 2003,Official Report, column 43W, on written answers, how many of the parliamentary questions tabled prior to the last four days available for tabling have now been answered; and if he will list in respect of those not yet answered (a) the date of tabling and (b) the reason for the delay. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
[holding answer 18 December 2003]All parliamentary questions tabled prior to the last four days of tabling have now been answered with the exception of ten which still await a full reply. Of these five were tabled either at the end of October or in early November. The majority of these have been delayed because the detailed information requested is being compiled.