§ Mr. Jopling
asked the Minister of Transport what was the average length of time which had elapsed between replies sent by Ministers in her Department during the last four weeks in response to letters from hon. Members of Parliament, and the time when the original letters were received.
§ Mrs. Castle
In this period my Parliamentary Secretaries and I have answered about 500 letters received from hon. Members. I do not consider that I could authorise the check on each of these which would be necessary to enable me to answer the hon. Member's Question. If, however, he has any particular case in mind I will gladly look into it.