§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how long it has taken on average for the Welsh Office to answer correspondence over the last six months; what was the comparable average for the period 1974 to 1978, and the first four 446W months of 1979; and if he will review his Department's efficiency so as to speed up the process of replying to correspondence.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Statistics of correspondence received in the Department since 1974 are not maintained in a form and detail which enables the precise information sought to be provided. Every effort is made to deal with correspondence from hon. Members and the public as expeditiously as possible. If the hon. Member has any particular case in mind perhaps he would write to me.