§ Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will indicate the average time taken by his Department to provide a substantive answer to letters from right hon. and hon. Members during the 12 months period to the latest available date.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Letters received from right hon. and hon. Members between 1 June 1984 and 31 May 1985, the latest date for which figures are available, received substantive replies within an average time of 17 days.